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VOL. IV, No. 1 

SEPTEMBER 28, 1923 

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I VOL. IV, No. 1 SEPTEMBER 28, 1923 

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Back again! Yes, we've returned — we sons 
and daughters of our beloved Alma Mater, back 
to her old familiar walls and walks. We've met 
together again upon that dear old campus — once 
more the common campus of young men and 
ladies from east and west and north and south. 

Back again! Yes, back to re-establish those 
dear friendships and companionships which have 
had three months of patient separation to make 
them the more precious. Back to sincere and 
ennobling fellowship not only with our own 
schoolmates but also with our instructors and 
professors. Back again not only to keep in 
friendship those for whom we cared. in the past 
but also to become active in new friendships, 
friendships which may grow to be as dear as the 

Back again! Back to the battles of education 
— back to lessons and laboratory work and taking 
notes and cramming and examinations. Onward, 
comrades! we've made good in the past, we'll 
come out best now. 

Back again! Yes, but there is something 
amiss. There are some vacancies among us. An 
entire class has failed to return. Ah, be of good 
comfort, brethren; each year the same thing 
happens — our turn will come ere long. Let us 
wish those dear friends who are no longer with 
us at our Alma Mater the greatest of success in 
whatever field they have chosen to make a name 
for themselves. Let us remember their example 
and their wisdom, and let us strive unceasingly 
to achieve unto the same degree of knowledge 
and wisdom. 

Back again! Yes, but there be present new 
men and women — strangers to us and to these 
walls and walks. Rememberest thou when we 
likewise did come here in years gone by and 
were strangers ? Let us be generous and gra- 
cious to them; let us impart to them the wisdom 
and traditions and histories which others did im- 
part to us. Let us welcome them to our midst 
■ — let us remember that though strangers they be, 
there is only One who is Father to them and 
to us. Let us remember that second great com- 
mandment: "Be merciful while ye have mercy." 

Back again!- Back with a punch to keep that 
school spirit vigorous and active and alive. Back 
again to those friendly contests between our 
classes. Back again to the merry outbreaks of 
youth and joyousness on the campus and within 
the halls. 

Back again! Sure, back with vigor and vim 
unconquerable to keep the society fires burning. 
Back to the work that is not work. Back to the 
society hall that is home. There'll be no slack- 
ness nor delay about our literary society work, 
will there, brethren? Remember to keep those 

days unencroached upon that belong to the soci- 
eties. We've many an important meeting and 
session to hold — we're back to joint sessions and 
Hallowe'en parties and smokers and anniver- 
saries and special programs. 

Back again! Aye, back to see the sons of Leb- 
anon Valley protect the honor and traditions of 
their Alma Mater against other principalities. 
Back to see our men of brain and brawn play 
as masters in those great games of football, 
basketball, baseball and tennis. Back again to 
the cheering and exhorting that our valiant war- 
riors may be conquerors. Back to the celebra- 
tions befitting the magniture of our victories. 

Back again! We're glad! 


New sons and daughters of Lebanon Valley, 
your Alma Mater bids you welcome. The campus 
and its buildings are your home for the next 
four years. There is a ready welcome for you 
everywhere in your new home. Welcome, Fresh- 

You have come here where wisdom cries and 
understanding puts forth her voice. You have 
come here with the intention of listening to them 
and serving them. Let not a little sleep, a little 
slumber, a little folding of the hands deprive 
you of the riches so freely offered. Drink deeply 
of their sayings, and obey their bidding. For 
here you will find just what you seek — if you 
seek wisdom, she is here; if you seek foolishness, 
she too is here. Yours is the choice. 

Incline thine ear unto wisdom and apply thine 
heart to understanding. For when wisdom en- 
tereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleas- 
ant unto thy soul, discretion shall preserve thee, 
understanding shall keep thee. Take fast hold 
of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for 
she is thy life. Happy is the man that findeth 
wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 
For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the 
things that may be desired are not to be com- 
pared to it. 

You will make many new friends this year. 
Cleave unto them; hearken unto their voice. The 
friendships formed here are the most precious 
of all. Your friends, you'll find, have formed 
societies and organizations. You too will want 
to belong to them. Be not hasty in your choice 
Allow not yourself to be flattered by fair talk 
nor to be persuaded by appearances only. Where 
your friends are, there will you wish to be. 

Your first year is a preparation. Many things 
you will see and feel that you think are un- 
called for. Be patient and learn; you will see 
the wisdom of it all in later years. Do not be- 
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I Charles C. Smith, Editor 


Weil, folks, we're back again! We've unpacked 
our trunk, set up the writing desk, filled tne fam- 
ily inkwell and hung up tne mirror for the 
year's work. We have hign hopes for this year 
— and why shouldn t we ? Tue freshman girls, 
in spite of the discouragement of their first 
Thursday Decoration Day, are looking fine, — 
may their mirrors never crack! The i-reshman 
boys, tho somewnat green, nave not as yet re- 
ported any of their numbers lost within the 
camous confines due to said color. 

The cordiality, friendship, and jolly good fun 
at the "Y" reception on Saturday night indicated 
that social life at L. V. C. has lost none of its 
glamour and interest for the old students, nor 
proved a bore to the new! Boys, get ready for 
the Society Anniversaries and the Star Course 

The splendid showing of our fighting Coach 
Mylin and our fignting team under Captain 
Lauster makes us impatient for the first ap- 
pearance on the gridiron at Penn State. Let us 
show the boys we are back of them this year, 
what say? Freshmen, learn your yells and 
songs, — old students, show chem how a student 
body can support a winning team! 

Everybody likes the new members of the fac- 
ulty. We nave brought back clean slates for 
the other members of the faculty, so the oracle 
tells us that the wheels of the college will run 
smoothly thruout the coming year! May we 
again repeat a former statement: "We have high 
hopes for this year;" 

If we attain these hopes, the Mirror wishes 
to let the world know it by praise and construc- 
tive criticism. If we find ourselves "sidetracked," 
a bit of reflection in the Mirror may bring us 
back to the right again. Originally the Mirror 
was instituted as a department in order that the 
student body might have some means of express- 
ing their own opinions about events at L. V. C. 
Last year we tried to beg, buy, borrow or steal 
"honest-to-goodness" articles of that type. We 
were unsuccessful. Again we extend the call, 
and we are optimistic enough to believe that it 
will be answered. We will prove it by the next 

If you, as a student of Lebanon Valley College, 
can give us any comment or criticism suitable 
for this page, please don't hesitate to hand it to 
either the Editor-in-chief or the head of this 

We present for your approval a common sense 
article by a generous student whose name we 
will not disclose. 


Responsibility is a word that most of us do 
not like to think of, yet we can not get beyond 
its grasp. Students, the new school term is be- 
fore us. We are just at the beginning, and we 
face what? Is it not the same thing as our 
brothers in every field of service are facing — 
Responsibility? Then what are we going to do? 
Are we going to shoulder it, or lay down on 
the job? 

From the history of the race, there is but one 
conclusion — the progress which shall be made 
must be made by us of the younger generation. 

Edna R. Baker, Associate \ 

Within our hands lies the power to make or to 
destroy the real greatness of the nation. We 
realize the sacredness of this trust. The entire 
body of American citizens is taxed heavily in 
order that a few of us may have the privileges 
of higher education. Then does it not seem right 
tnat from those few shall be exacted service pro- 
portionate to the advantages enjoyed? 

We are told that no other class of society owes 
so much to the American people as do the 
students of America. And it is this fact that 
should bring us into a very close relationship. 
Tnere is a pressing need today for united student 
thinking and action. Have we our programs 
planned accordingly? Are we willing to pay the 
price to execute those plans ? Are we willing 
to lay aside all petty prejudices and all such 
that hinders our becoming the citizens we hope to 

Let us realize that materialism has tailed even 
in the affairs of the material world, and that it 
can not become the gospel of life. It is the mo- 
tive of a person's life that counts. Is it not 
then needful that we give attention to our spirit 
of competition ? Competition, the struggle for 
existence, is the law of, evolution for the animal 
kingdom, but not for man. 

We as college students want to think and see 
clearly, then let us avoid the mob spirit. 

Among the many problems facing us is that 
which has always been a bone of contention, the 
double standard of morals in the social relation- 
ships of men and women. We as students in 
co-educational institutions especially can contrib- 
ute toward producing the single standard in so- 
cial relationships. 

There is a greater need today for co-operation 
between men and women than any time before. 
It is essential that we work co-operatively in the 
world of affairs. Why not begin in college? 

We must look to each other for help in solv- 
ing problems which affect us both. To do this 
we must have a clear understanding of the 
others' attitude and a greater sympathy for and 
a keener appreciation of, the others' method of 
approach. We find much of this in joint pro- 
grams of activity. Yet we must go deeper still — 
we must seek the same Christ in our relation- 
ships. As co-workers of a joint institution let 
us view our ideal not only as a far-away but 
ever approaching goal, something we may dream 
of, something which we can never attain, but 
as a reality. Then responsibility will have lost 
its roughness and we shall take Walt Whitman's 
message and live it: the call for a true and iov- 
ful life. 

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come discouraged; do what is required of you, 
and you will have no cause for discouragement. 

Class of '27, you are expected to do great 
things, not only for yourself but also for the 
college organizations and the college as a whole. 
Keep the traditions and standards of Lebanon 
Valley untarnished; if you be capable, ennoble 
and raise them higher than previous classes have 
done. We are looking forward to see you make 
a name for yourself in the history of your Alma 



All those in favor of tne dining room remain- 
ing as it is say "Aye." Wnat'.' All opposed, 
"No." NO!! 

As far as saving room goes, it may be granted 
it is alrignt — but: — wno wants to be botnered 
passing uown ten cups of slopping coffee wnile 
you are just on the verge of taking a knife full 
of peas; or being deprived of tne last spoonful 
of soup and nave plates come along, indefinitely, 
incidentally getting your tiiumb smeared with 
butter and having the knife do a high dive off 
tne plate? And the waiters! Poor dears stand 
there and meekly say: "Do you wisn seconds." 
For you will agree with me, it wouldn't be nice, 
now would it, to yell down the length of the long- 
table: "Hey — do you kids down tnere want sec- 
onds ?' 

By the way, once you manage to squeeze into 
your chair after having your legs pinched, and 
your temper lost among a maze of chairs and 
people, you stay just where you are! If you plan 
to eat "just It bite" and tnen leave before the 
prunes are served, you might as well give it up. 
One good thing, it might develop patience and 
meekness, but I doubt it! I'd hate to use a sim- 
ile, but it does remind me of the days on the 
farm — how cute the little pigs looked around the 

And that's not all. We may like to sit close 
at times, but who likes to sit close at meal times ? 
How can we be expected to cut our meat chew- 
ably if we haven't enough elbow room? Such 
close quarters rob one of all desire to remember 
the rules in the little blue book of etiquette. Tell 
me how you can say, "No, thank you, dear," 
sweetly, when the meat plate is thrust upon you 
and no place to put it. The pitchers can't bal- 
ance everything. 

And the Seniors! Where are the Seniors? 
You certainly can't tell who's who by looking 
in the dining room. I have half a hunch that 
by the year 1926 Senior honors and privileges 
will be a thing to be remembered only. 

I would like to graduate, so I refrain from 
saying anymore. But I assure you that "half 
has never been told." Ask any student you 
meet, and he will finish the story. 

Y. M. C. A. 

A new year of work and fellowship has be- 
gun A year of new friendships and a renewal 
of the old. Through the Y. M. is a good way 
of getting acquainted. Saturday night, Septem- 
ber twenty-second, the Y. M., in conjunction with 
the Y. W., tried to introduce the old students to 
the new, and vice versa; to introduce the new 
students to the faculty and to welcome the new 
faculty members and students to our school. 
To give an idea of the many things which the 
• M. has been doing in past years, such as the 
comfort supplied, information given, and so forth, 
would take up too much space. But some of the 
outstanding features are the Y. M. room, the en- 
tertainment given, and the taking care of the 
spiritual welfare of the fellows. Each new fel- 
low is already acquainted with the Y. M. room. 
At the beginning of last year it was a quite 
different room. A few broken chairs and a 
broken wicker rocker were the furniture. The 
Place was seldom cleaned. The piano and vic- 
trola were the only things which appeared respec- 
table. However, last year the room was fres- 

coed and painted. New pictures were bought to 
adorn the walls. The furniture in the room was 
bought by tne College Y. M. C. A. A gifted car- 
penter of the student body built the corner seats. 
Tne telephone, an indispensable servant to every 
fellow, was installed through the influence of the 
Y. M, Today the room is a comfortable place 
to read the newspapers and magazines which 
are a part of tne Y. M.'s property. Without the 
Y. M. room, many students would not have ac- 
cess to a piano, where they can express their 
souls' emotions with music. We are glad for the 
Y, M. room. 

Last year the Y. M. had charge of some even- 
ing affairs, known as the "Match Factory." The 
"Match Factory" was in session on Saturday ev- 
ening, when there was nothing else for the 
students to do. They could go to the "Match 
Factory" and play some harmless games to make 
the long, sorrowful, and dreary hours pass hap- 
pily. Then there was the "Fox Chase", in which 
only fellows took part. This was an evening of 
happy surprises. Around a camp fire speeches 
and stories were told. Then came "hot dogs," 
toasted marshmallows and good, sweet cider to 
make the evening complete. That was a wonder- 
ful evening for all, as every one who participat- 
ed will tell you. 

The "Pep" meeting held last year, a few weeks 
after the revival at the church, was another treat 
to the fellows. "Shorty" Miller, the Y. M. Stu- 
dent Secretary of the State, gave an inspiring 
talk. Then the fellows gave short talks on so- 
cial and religions subjects. Talk about a "Pep" 
meeting; ask any fellow about that meeting that 
was here last year, and he certainly will tell 
you about it. To top off the meeting pep pret- 
zels and snap ice cream was served. What else 
could a man want? 

To every male student the Y. M. extends a 
most cordial welcome. To you we extend the 
right hand of fellowship. We hope that you will 
become a member of our noble organization. We 
assure you that many delightful surprises await 
you in the future. 


When we arrived at Annville on the Sunday 
preceding Registration Day, we were pleasantly 
surprised. The entire campus had been neatly 
mowed, even though school had not yet started. 
It was indeed the nicest sort of a welcome we've 
ever had upon coming to our school in the fall 
Our first feeling was one of gladness and thank- 
fulness for it, and we wish in this way to let 
those responsible know of the feeling they have 

What do you think of these new rules? 

1. Avoid fires when smoking on campus 

2. Be careful what you drink; do not 'buy 
from any others but the authorized agents 

3 Don't trouble yourself about chapel— no one 
will steal it. 

4 Don't neghct your English 512 readings. 
It, takes only an hour to read a book, and you 
have nothing else to do. 

5. Prof. Gingrich will be permanently excused 
from investigating cases. 

6. Surveying students will be permitted to 
chew tobacco. 

7 Cots will be provided for students in Prof 
Hoke s classes. 


Cynthia Drummond, Editor 

Sara H. Greiner, Associate 


Helen nibbled the handle of her pen. She was 
satisfied that she had begun her letter to Elbert 
brilliantly, but in spite of all ner efforts the last 
sentences sounded flat and unemotional. At last 
she dropped her pen with a discouraged sigh. A 
sad face looked back at her from the mirror that 
hung above her desk. Helen gazed at her reflec- 
tion with increasing self-pity and entirely forgot 
her struggle with the stubborn words. If she 
could only weep a little; she was sure tnat she 
looked sad enough to weep, and if a tear snouid 
accidentally fall upon tne letter, how the sight 
of it's stain would wring Elbert's heart when she 
was gone! For Helen had decided that to punish 
Elbert properly she must die — yes, die of a brok- 
en heart. j 

Her mind traveled on to her funeral — with 
Elbert, standing pale and still, looking down upon 
that sweet face for the last time. At this pic- 
ture the longed-for tears came running down 
her cheeks; but instead of falling on the note, 
one went with a plunk of misery into the ink, 
while the other clung to the end of her nose; and 
as she wagged to shake it on the paper, it flew 
out into space, utterly wasted. She glanced 
again at what she had written. 

"'Dearest Elbert: This letter will not be de- 
livered to you until I am dead and gone. I leave 
it to you as a token of my forgiveness. For I 
do forgive you freely, fully, and I also forgive 
her too, the woman who has come between us. 
You did not know it, but I saw you with my 
own eyes, out driving with her last Tuesday. Now 
you will understand why I returned all your 
letters unopened, along with the ring. And oh! 
the bitterness of knowing that, while my heart is 
broken, to you, perhaps, it has meant little or 
nothing. 'Love is of man's life a thing apart, 
'tis woman's whole existence.' But do not fear 
reproaches; these are the last words I shall ever 

Helen paused to look at the clock, then, gath- 
ering up her unfinished letter, she strode for the 
dozenth time in the last ten minutes to the win- 
dow commanding the view of the apartment next 
door. What had possessed Elbert to take up 
bachelor apartments just across the way? Only 
a breathing space separated the walls of the 
two buildings. She could see plainly between 
the blowing curtains of the window just across 
the court, the smoking set she had given Elbert 
on his last birthday, and on the sofa the Prince- 
ton pillow that the other woman had given him 
on that memorable occasion. There was a dent 
in the depths of that satin pillow as if Elbert 
had burrowed there by the hour. She was glad 
now, doubly glad, that she had broken her en- 
gagement. And yet, she wanted to see whether 
her picture was still in the frame with his own. 
She leaned farther out of the window, and— 
' yes, there it was,— and at that moment a gust 
of wind blew the note out of her hand and 
whisked it comically through the opposite win- 
dow, where it sank out of sight. 

A few minutes later a young woman with a 
tear-stained face appeared at the door of the 

Bruce Bachelor Apartments. "I want to go up 
to Mr. Graham's rooms for just a second. I-I 
leit sometning there," she said to the bashful 
sandy-haired young man in the office. 

"Left sometning there? Excuse me, Miss, but 
I think you must be mistaken. Mr. Graham has 
lived nere only three days and, beside the moving- 
man and the scrub lady, there hasn't been a 

"I didn't mean that. I meant that something 
blew across from my window in the Aldine next 
door through the window opposite Mr. Graham's 
window. It was nothing much, only I wouldn't 
have him see it for all the world," explained 
Helen, blushing furiously. 

The modest young man blushed in sympathy. 
Even his hair seemed to glow. "Something you 
wouldn't want him to see — I — O yes — pardon me, 
I understand." 

"Gracious! I didn't mean that. I meant my 
hat, you know; I want to go after it." 

The bashful young man recovered his compos- 
ure. "Oh, your hat! Why, if it's just your hat 
kindly take a seat and I'll ask the janitor for a 
passkey and go and get it for you." 

"But it isn't a hat," stammered Helen. "I — I 
just said that. It's something I must get my- 
self, and you must let me in the room for it and 
no one else. Oh! please, please let me into the 
room. It's — it's a matter of life and death!" 

"Now don't get excited, lady; it will be all 
right. We'll surely see that you recover your — it. 
Just make yourself at home for a moment." 

The timid yet wary youth disappeared. Helen 
sat bolt upright in the throne-like hall-chair. If 
Elbert found that letter she should go wild, dis- 
tracted, crazy. Nearly five o'clock! Sometimes 
Elbert left the office as early as five. What if 
he should come and find her there! Very well, 
then, she would demand the return of her letter! 
"Oh, yes," Elbert would say in a tone as un- 
yielding as iron, "but I must read it first. It 
was in my room, addressed to me and therefore 
my property." Helen pictured herself standing 
there as he read the letter, standing right be- 
fore him, without even a bad cold or a pimple 
on her nose to call forth some sympathy when 
she had announced herself as dead, and it would 
be just like him to laugh. 

"Five minutes of five," she murmured. "Will 
that molasses-colored fiend never return?" 

In the meanwhile the molasses-colored fiend 
was listening to the janitor. 

"Take me wurrud for it," he said, "the wo- 
man's his wife, and he's no more a bachelor than 
I am this minute. Wants her hat? Wants noth- 
lii. She's after goin' and turnin' things upside 
down there lookin' for the fortygraphs of the 
gurruls he's been flirtin' wid, or love letters 
they've been writin' him, and if she goes up 
there it's trouble for him, yes and trouble for 
you and for me. For she'll have the two of us 
up in the divorce court to testify." 

"But tell me for the love of goodness what 
am I to do, entreated the young man." I prom- 
ised her the pass key." 

T-JiT^f 11, Jw l° St h - J don,t know whe ™ it is. 
A ell her that for me." 

"But I can't bluff it out like that." 

The janitor was dogmatic. "Then it's the go- 
ing to court and getting no pay or thanks for 
it, and then comin' back here to find another man 
holdin' down your good job'.' 

The young man confronted Helen once more. 
"Very sorry, Mrs. — I mean Miss, but you see 
we've mislaid our janitor — I mean, he's lost 
the key, and you'll have to wait until Mr. Graham 
comes in." 

"Oh, dear! Don't tell me that. I must get 
into that apartment somehow." 

The janitor now appeared on the scene and 
delivered his ultimatum to the troublesome young 
woman. "If you go to a lawyer and buy what 
they call a writ of happy corpus and bring- it 
here and summons me, maybe we can find the 
key, but not till then." At this Helen tilted her 
chin in scorn and swept proudly through the 

Once more Helen stood gazing across at the 
Princeton pillow and the other Elbertian pos- 
sessions, so near and yet so far. "Why, one 
could almost jump across," she said to herself. 
But then she looked at the pavement, five stories 
below, and shuddered. All at once she gave a 
little squeal of ecstasy and ran into the kitchen. 
Almost immediately she returned, dragging a 
long ironing board. "It's long enough, I know. 
Nobody ever looks up, and it's getting dark; and, 
anyhow, I must get that letter." 

Wnile she talked she worked, and soon there 
was a narrow, white road from window to win- 
dow, a bridge of sighs from her drawing room 
to Elbert's. She began her transit in a spirit of 
daring, but, when halfway across, she looked 
down, and there, in the street, was Elbert, with 
another man, heading in the direction of the 
Bruce apartments. The loftiness of her perch 
almost overcame her for a moment, but then, 
mustering up courage, she went on and slipped 
in the window with a sigh of relief. She glanced 
hastily about. Amidst all the furniture, that 
horrid Princeton pillow looked entirely out of 
place. As she picked up her letter with one 
hand she reached for the pillow with the other. 

"I'll just drop it out the window, and the ash 
man will take it away in the morning." She 
rushed to the window and gave the pillow an 
energetic shove across the ledge. Horrors! She 
jostled the end of the board! There was a crack- 
ing sound, and she knew that her bridge lay 
broken five stories below. 

A few minutes later, Mr. Elbert Graham en- 
tered his apartment, accompanied by his friend, 
Jack Saunders. "Make yourself at home, Jack," 
he began, cordially. "I haven't succeeded in feel- 
ing at home myself, as yet, but every familiar 
old thing I see around, like you, for instance, 
takes away a little of the curse of strangeness. 
Just spread out on the couch there— why, where 
is that Princeton pillow?" 

"Perhaps you haven't unpacked it yet," sug- 
gested Jack. ' 

"Unpacked it this very morning and put it 
there on the couch myself." 

"Proved too strong a temptation for some ser- 
vant. You'd better see if there isn't something 
else missing." 

Elbert opened the door of the closet. Jack 
heard the click of the light that illuminated its 
depth. Then he glanced outside, and there, in 
the alley below, he saw the orange and black 
Princeton pillow. "Come here, Elbert; what's 
that lying down yonder? Looks like someone 

had tired your pillow down at a graveyard." 

"Oh, does it?' answered Elbert, in a far-away 
voice. "That's nothing at all, for I've just found 
her in the closet. The pillow, I mean!" Then 
his tones became charged with sudden energy. 
"Sorry to hurry you off, Jack, but I have a pres- 
sing appointment, # a very pressing appointment. 
Forgot all about it 'till this minute. I have to 
catch a train; I mean send a telegram at once. 
Haven't a moment to lose, and it's too good to 
be true. You don't mind, Jack? I'll be around 
to the club tonight and explain all." 

As he tahted he handed bewildered Jack his 
hat and cane and fairly shoved him out of the 
door. Jack turned an amazed face toward his 
inhospitable host. "Elbert, old chap, you go to 
bed. You have a jag; plain case, the worst 1 
ever saw. Go to bed and sleep it off." Elbert 
shut the door uheedingly. Then he strode 
straight for the closet. 

"Come out here," he said, sternly. 

A very shamefaced young woman glided softly 
to the middle of the room. "Oh, Elbert, I'm so 
ashamad of myself. 'Twas I who stole the pil- 

"What do I care for that old pillow? Cousin 
Sally can make me another one." 

"But she's not your cousin; you know she's 
not. . She's too good looking for a cousin." 

"She is my cousin. I explained it repeatedly 
in the letters you returned unopened. But why 
talk of cousins? Why talk of anything but the 
fact that you have repented, and that of your 
own sweet will have come to tell me so." 

Helen's face became radiant. What a lovely 
explanation of her presence there! 

"Yes, dear," she breathed, softly; "I came be- 
cause I repented, and stayed because — " she 
looked at the chasm " — because I could not help 

A handsome, well-groomed young man, and a 
hatless, but dazzlingly happy, woman came down 
the elevator of the Bruce Apartment House just 
as the clock struck six. They were going out 
together for dinner. 

The janitor, broom in hand, and the clerk were 
standing at the desk. The broom clattered to 
the floor and the pen rolled off the desk. As 
Helen passed two open mouths, four popping 
eyes asked one great question: "How did you 
ever get into that apartment?" Helen replied 
sweetly, looking over Elbert's shoulder: "Through 
the keyhole." 

— ^ Lottie J. Snavely, '26. 

— i 


The girl who is sunny. 
The girl who has a heart. 
The girl who has culture. 
The girl who loves music. 
The girl who has a conscience. 
The girl who is trustful and true. 
The girl whose vo 1 '"- is not loud. 
The girl who stands for the right. 
The girl who lives for her friends. 
The girl who sings from her heart. 
The girl who knows how to say "No". 
The girl who belongs to no clique. 
The girl who believes in her home. 
The girl whose eyes are Wjide open. 
The girl who talks to some purpose. 
The girl who believes in her mother. 
The girl who dislikes to be flattered. 
The girl who is neither surly nor sour. 
The girl who abhors people who gossip. 
The girl whose religion shines in her life. 


Mary B. Hershey 
Rachel N. Heindel 

Kathrin S. Balsbaugh 
Marian D. Hess 

Luther A. Weik 
Henry T. Wilt 



The opening day at Lebanon Valley College 
was a splendid success. The address was deliv- 
ered by Rev. Charles E. Liebegott, Lebanon, Pa. 
It was a very practical and sensible presentation 
of facts and principles, and was well received by 
all who were present in the crowded hall. In- 
dications show that there will be about 400 stu- 
dents in tne college and music departments. The 
summer school enrolled 100 students; the exten- 
sion courses will enroll at least 150 students, so 
that the total number for the coming year in all 
departments will be at least 600. 

Prof. Paul S. Wagner, of the Department of 
Mathematics, having been granted a year's leave 
of absence, will go to Columbia University to 
work for his Ph.D. degree. His place will be 
filled by Prof. Bruce M. Redditt, a graduate of 
Randolph and Macon College, a post-graduate 
student in Johns Hopkins University, where he 
has been the instructor in Mathematics for the 
last three years. During the summer Mrs. Mary 
C. Green, of the French Department, studied 
French in France. Prof. Paul S. Wagner studied 
Mathematics in Columbia University. R. Porter 
Campbell, of the Conservatory of Music faculty, 
studied music in a New York Conservatory. Doc- 
tor E. E. Stauffer, of Lebanon, Pa., will teach 
part time in tne Department of English. He has 
had 12 years experience as a teacher in English 
in College. He received his A.B. and A.M. de- 
grees from Lafayette College. Mrs. A. K. Mills, 
of Annville, has been added to the faculty in 
the Conservatory of Music, and will teach in the 
Department of Voice. Joseph H. Hoilinger, after 
successfully filling the position as coach and .phy- 
sical director for the past two years, asked to 
be relieved of his work, and his place has been 
filled by E. E. Mylin, A.M., a graduate of Frank- 
lin and Marshall College. For the coming year 
we will have the best faculty we have ever had. 

Our buildings are filled to their capacities, and 
some students are compelled to room in town. 

Great inspiration has come not only to the col- 
lege but to all our people in the East because of 
the previously announced conditional gifts of 
$175,000 for endowment and $8,000 for faculty 
salaries. The amount pledged for endowment is 
conditioned upon our raising $350,000 for ad- 
ditional endowment and also by covering our in- 
debtedness. Last year and the year previous the 
General Education Board (Rockefeller) gave us 
$8,000 annually on professors' salaries. The to- 
tal amount therefore already paid and pledged 
is $199,000. We are indeed most grateful to this 
great philanthropic Board. 

Pres. G. D. Gossard. 

Underclassman in business session of literary 
society — Madam President, have we moved where 
we want to go? 

* * * 

Lady— Oh! that big dog isn't the one I adver- 
tised for. My dog was a little fox terrier. 
Boy— Your dog's inside o' dis one! 

Our old students know the joy of coming back 
from a vacation to meet old friends and make 
new ones; each one has a different story to re- 
late about his or her experiences, and, conse- 
quently, the first few days are spent in telling 
each other about our vacation. 

Many strange stories are told, some are well- 
sounding, others are sad reports. However, we 
shall not stop to enumerate all of them, and men- 
tion only a few of the most encouraging. 

Quite a few of us went along with the Chef 
to Hershey Park, where we did various jobs, such 
as cooking, dish washing, waiting, etc.; some en- 
joyed it enough to stay all summer and save 
some money; others, I think, got homesick, and 
quit before the season was over. Of course, we 
could relate any number of details about that 
place, but probably it would not be very inter- 

Then, there was another group who took it up- 
on themselves to canvass the country for differ- 
ent magazines, books, etc. Some of these also 
quit before the season had quite expired, others 
worked through, and at present we still have 
Roper canvassing for the Pictorial Review; he 
will doubtelessly be very successful in this work. 

Besides these two groups, there were many 
other fine reports as to the summer vacation; 
there were experiences told about all the differ- 
ent occupations of life, from which we probably 
can draw many good suggestions for our next 
year's vacation. 

In all cases where the groups were broken up 
and some quit, there was doubtlessly a justifi- 
able reason for doing so, as some wanted to 
spend time at home, while others received bet- 
ter positions. However, I think we are all glad 
to come back to L. V. to again resume the 
work we enjoy the most and to be on hand to 
give a hearty welcome to those students who 
have entered the portals of this institution for 
the first time, for we realize that, it is our duty 
to keep the moral standards of L. V. waving 
above our heads that it may be well seen by 
those following. To them we say "WELCOME." 

Henry Wilt. 


THE KALOS are back to Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege with their old spice again, and are deter- 
mined that this year shall outshine all former 
years as far as their activities and fellowship 
is concerned. The new men will find that Kalo 
programmes are snappy and up-to-date, and 
there is no doubt that Kalo Hall will ring with 
merriment as well as disclose literary and ora- 
torical learning of the best sort. Kalo invites all 
new men to visit Kalo Hall at any Friday nie-ht 

Penne— Jones certainly has the poker habit 
Ante— Yes, he even shuffles when he walks - 

* * * . 

"A man of large caliber, isn't he?" 
"Yes; he is a big bore." 


The school term had scarcely commenced when, 
on the first, Friday of the school year, the Philo- 
kosmian Literary Society of Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege held its first regular literary session of the 
term. Once again Philo Hall was crowded with 
college men. Many new students were present. 

Pres. Donald E. Fields gave his inaugural ad- 
dress, welcoming the work and joys of the new 
term. He stated that the work of the literary 
society was a major part of the program of the 
college man. He advised all new men to care- 
fully examine the societies existent at the col- 
lege before determining to wftich they wished to 
belong. His sound and inspirational speech is 
an indication of the spirit in which he will exer- 
cise the duties of his office and in which the work 
of the society will be done during his term of 

After the inaugural address of the President, 
several officers were installed. The list of offi- 
cers is: Pres., Donald E. Fields; Chairman of 
Executive Committee, Elwood Stabley; Record- 
ing Secretary, J. Paul Gruver; Coresponding Sec- 
retary, Carl M. Bachman; Critic, Benton P. 
Smith; Judge, Jerome Stambach; Chaplain, J. 
Raymond Tyson; Pianist, Ray C. Herb; Editor, 
Samuel Early; Janitor, Benedict Reed. 

The first number on the program was an in- 
formal and confidential talk on "My Summer's 
Experiences," by Mr. Lloyd S. Bowman, famili- 
arly known as "Kelly." It was very much en- 
joyed, as evidenced by the lively laughter bub- 
bling from the audience. 

The customary debate was on the subject- 
"Resolved, That the Governor of Oklahoma was 
Justified in Placing that State under Martial 
Law Due to the K. K. K. Activities." The affir- 
mative was upheld by Messrs. Raymond J. Ty- 
son and Henry T. Wilt; the negative by Messrs. 
Elmer Eshelman and J. Benedict Reed. Both 
sides presented well-prepared arguments. The 
enthusiast of Mr. Reed was instrumental in se- 
curing the decision of the judges for the nega- 

The Philo Orchestra, in its first appearance 
for this term, presented a few harmonious selec- 
tions. All were thoroughly enjoyed. 

Mr. Gladstone P. Cooley ran true to form in 
his informal speech, "Some Fatherly Advice to 
Freshmen." The advice was in keeping with the 
season and age. In spite of its practical nature, 
it was so whimsically given that it was received 
with much pleasure. 

The final number on the program was the 
reading of "Living Thoughts," the society paper, 
by the Editor, Mr. Samuel Earley, better known 
as "Shorty." Mr. Earley presented a very pleas- 
ant collection of original and lively humor. 

At the conclusion of the program, the society 
was favored by a few remarks made by two 
Philo alumni, Messrs. Raymond Hutchinson and 
Ralph E. Boyer, both of the class of '23. 

The society was also favored by the presence 
of three other former Philos, Professors Grimm 
and Butterwick and Dr. Runk, College Pastor. 
Dr. Runk entertained the audience by a short 

Philo is intensively and vigorously alive. At 
the first business meeting of the year three ap- 
plications for admittance were made. Plans have 
been made for the remodeling and renovation 
of the hall. During this school term the society 
will make society life very intense and of the 

utmost value to every individual concerned. 

To the men who have but recently come to 
our college we may state that the Philokosmian 
Literary Society is an organization whose chief 
aim is the betterment and general development 
of every young man at Lebanon Valley College. 
T'hrougfc its work the young men of today are 
trained to be the leaders of tomorrow. All sides 
of life are considered — the social, intellectual, 
spiritual and moral. Current events, debating 
on the foremost problems of the day, scientific 
discoveries, musical selections, orations, as well 
as original speeches and papers on every conceiv- 
able subject are presented at its literary ses- 
sions. The society meets regularly at 7:15 on 
every Friday evening. All other activities of 
the school are not allowed to encroach upon the 
hours devoted to literary society work. There 
is always a sincere welcome for everyone at the 
literary sessions. Men of good standing who 
wish to become members of the society and enjoy 
the privileges and benefits thereof may do so 
by communicating thir desire to some member. 


The "Fall Opening" of the Delphian Literary 
Society was held Friday evening, September 
21, at 6 o'clock, in Delphian Hall. The idea of 
the "Fall Opening" was most appropriate and 
was enjoyed, not only by the old members, but 
also by many new students and prospective Del- 
phians. The fact was revealed in the first pro- 
pram of the year that the old members had 
lost none of their originality nor their adapta- 
bility. And, although we are rich in the number 
of our old members, yet we are always glad to 
have new material. Fortunate, indeed, are both 
societies when they shall have secured the prom- 
ising new students for their own members. 

"Our Fall Opening" 

Son g Society 

New Material Mary Hershey 

?° Low Esther Gilbert 

t all s Message Rachel Heindel 

Still Good 

Madge Clem, Harvene Levan, Mary MacDougall 

Dry Goods , Florence Seifried 

Remnants R utn Ayer 

After the program refreshments were served 
and a social hour was indulged in. 

A very interesting program has been prepared 
for Sept. 28. All new girls are cordially invited. 

On Friday evening, September 21, Clio opened 
its doors to the new girls of the college, and ex- 
tended to them a sincere and hearty welcome. 
Clio is always glad to receive visitors, and felt 
exceedingly honored to have the privilege of en- 
tertaining the girls who have decided to call 
Lebanon Valley their home. We hope, also, that 
they will decide to call Clio their home, and that 
the society will always help them to attain their 

The highly amusing and decidedly entertain- 
ing program given was as follows: 
The Music Box 

Devotional Exercises Chaplain 

Piano Solo .„ ....Dot Mancha 

Southern Melody Edna Baker 

Vocal Solo Betty Leachy 

"Humoresque" Molly Fegan 

"Angel Child" , Dora Billet 

Diverti Menti Marian Corle 




Dana Dunnick, Editor 


Sept. 29 — Penn State at State College, Pa. 
Oct. 6 — Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass. 

12 — Villanova at Lebanon, La. 

20 — Franklin and Marshall at Lancaster, Pa. 

27— Army at West Point, N. Y. 
Nov. 10 — Springfield at Springfield, Mass. 

17 — Gettysburg at Hanover, Pa. 

24 — Susquehanna at Selinsgrove, Pa. 

30 — Washington College at Chestertown, Md. 
A glance at the above games for this season, 
as arranged by Manager Stabley, is evidence 
enough that Lebanon Valley has gained for her- 
self enviable recognition throughout eastern col- 
lege football ranks. Now, students — irrespec- 
tive of creed, class, color, or previous condition 
of servitude — , it rests with us, does it not? 
Our morale and individual support will be, per- 
haps, the greatest factor in determining the suc- 
cess or failure of the above schedule. 

All old students are aware that last year our 
football season was characterized by at least 
a fifty per cent increase in school spirit — there 
was all kinds *pf pep. Students followed the 
team from place to place in large trucks, and 
thus afforded it the moral support that resulted 
in a successful season celebrated by a mammoth 
bonfire. We may be a bit unfortunate in that 
this season we will have but one home game; 
however, there are three within easy strking dis- 
tance, the principal one being Gettysburg, the 
mere mention of which arouses the fighting blood 
of every loyal son of Lebanon Valley; so, let's go 
—we'll follow the team, avenging old defeats and 
adding new victories. 

The squad captained by Lauster is showing 
fine form under the tutelage of our new coach, 
Mylin, who, by the way, is one of the best backs 
ever produced at Franklin and Marshall, and, 
during the war, played quarterback on the Camp 
Meade team, at that time composed of some of 
the best college players ih the country. He was 
assistant coach at Iowa State for three years, 
where he studied under one of the best football 
mentors in the West. He is, therefore, familiar 
with the style of ball played in both the East 
and the West, which knowledge will be a great 
asset in handling this, the hardest schedule in 
the history of the College. 

Most of the old men are back, but several are 
out of the game at present, owing to injuries. 
Among these is Beck, who seems to be pursued 
by his usual Jinx. This time it happens to be a 
dislocated shoulder. "Chief" Metoxin has a 
badly wrenched knee, but should be back in uni- 
form shortly. "Red" Clarkin, our lanky end, suf- 
fered an injury to his foot, yet should be back 
on the field soon. Among the new material, we 
have Fox, a lineman from Steelton; Updegrove, 
fullback, from Tower City; Paul Wnschinskie, 
backfield man, from Steelton; Rettew, from Har- 
risburg; Starr, backfield, from Hagerstown, and 
Deens, 180 pound tackle, from Ambler, Pa. 

Coach Mylin's all-around knowledge of the 
game and excellent discioline is already show- 
ing results, and, by the time we meet State, the 
team, although rather light, should be able to 

William A. Grill, Associate I 

give the Nittany Lions the toughest fight of 
tiieir jungle career. 

The annual students' reception of Lebanon Val- 
ley College was held in tne gymnasium, Satur- 
day evening, September 22, under the auspices of 
the Y. W. and Y. M. Associations. Everyone was 
surprised and delighted to become acquainted 
with so many celebrities of ancient and modern 
history. The program forecasted the brilliant 
hopes and ambitions of the Lebanon Valleyites 
for the coming year. It consisted of short wel- 
coming addresses by the presidents of the vari- 
ous associations, a delightful vocal solo, a read- 
ing, and a typical Glee Club quartette. Refresh- 
ments, bountiful and delicious, gave the desired 
effect to a most pleasing evening. Now that we 
are all better acquainted, w ecan face the work 
of the year with a fellowship that will make 
this year the most successful one we have ever 


At a meeting of the Senior Class, on Sept. 
21, the following officers were elected for the 
first semester: President, Mr. Charles C. Smith; 
Vice-President, Mr. Fred Lauster; Secretary, 
Miss Susan Ze : gler; Treasurer, Mr. Carl M. Bach- 
man. The last three were chosen by acclama- 
tion. The other nominee for president was Mr. 
Edward Balsbaugh. 


At the first meeting of the Junior Class, the 
following officers were elected: Ray Deck, Pres- 
ident; Edith Geyer, Vice-President; Ray Trout- 
man, Treasurer and Elsie Clark, Secretary. The 
following new members were admitted to the 
Class: William- Rettew, C. W. Tinsman, Viola 
Mitchell, and Kathryn Hooper. The Juniors are 
back with their old pep, to hit things hard this 
year and, as usual, do things different. 


The Sophomore Class elected the following 
officers for the first semester, on Sept. 21; Presi- 
dent, Walter Krause; Vice-President, Claribel 
Nisley; Secretary, Dorothy Smith; Treasurer, 
Josephine Matolitis. Miss Marian Hess, a for- 
mer member of the Class of '25, who taught 
school last year at Ephrata, has been admftted 
into the Class of '26. 


The Freshmen are to be congratulated upon 
the fine co-operative spirit evidenced thus far in 
disposing of their Freshman duties. The ath- 
letic field and the tennis courts will need atten- 
tion from time to time, and it is both hoped and 
urged that the Freshmen keep the good work- 
going and thus avoid embarassing consequences. 

Prof. Hoke, in Ed. 22— What can be done to 
secure an atmosphere of the subject you wish 
to teach in the classroom ? 

Whistler— In teaching Chemistry, there is not 
the problem of getting the atmosphere in the 
room but of keeping it in. 



Donald E. Fields, Editor 

Kathryn H. Nisley, Associate 


The Conservatory of Music of Lebanon Valley 
College is looking forward to a continuation of 
the progTess made during 11)22-23, which proved 
to be one of tne most sjccessful years of its 
existence. Under the capable leadership of Dr. 
Johann M. Blose, Director of the Conservatory, 
not only was the enrollment considerably in- 
creased, but the standard of work was material- 
ly raised, and unusual interest was aroused. This 
year, with a larger enrollment of full course 
Conservatory students, as well as of those study- 
ing music in addition to their regular College 
work, should show even larger results. 

One of the outstanding improvements made 
last year was the establishment of the series of 
semi-monthly student recitals, in which Conser- 
vatory students of all degrees of advancement 
took part. These recitals proved popular, not 
only with the students themselves, but with the 
College and community in general, and afforded 
an excellent opportunity for acquiring familiar- 
ity with tl.e best in musical literature. 

Another innovation was the formation of the 
Lebanon Valley Choral Society, an organization 
including both students and local musicians. Dur- 
ing January the Society, numbering considerably 
over 100 members, presented Handel's "Messiah" 
in a highly satisfactory manner. During Com- 
mencement Week, assisted by a string quintet 
from the Reading Symphony Orchestra, the So- 
ciety rendered portions of Hayden's "The Sea- 
sons" and Rossini's "Stabat Mater." A feature 
of these concerts was the rendition by the quin- 
tet of Dr. Blose's "Scotch Reverie," with Dr. 
Blose himself conducting. 

A new departure this year is the formation 
of the Conservatory Glee Club, to be composed 
of members of the Public School Music Class. 
This club will be organized to conform to the 
new requirements of the Department of Public 
Instruction. While the work will consist mainly 
qf a study of methods of conducting and of simi- 
lar subjects, a public program may be presented. 
^ The faculty of the Conservatory remains un- 
changed this year. Dr. Blose will instruct in 
piano, organ, violin, and the theoretical branch- 
es, in addition to his duties as director. 

The college authorities have again been able to 
secure the services of Sir Edward Baxter Perry, 
the famous concert virtuoso. He will continue 
his work in pianoforte. Sir Edward is not only 
a musician, but he is a lecturer of note. His 
command of the English language is amazing, 
and he posesses a large fund of information on a 
wide variety of subjects. His lectures in several 
of the Thursday morning assemblies, and his 
analyses of many of the numbers rendered at 
various recitals were one of the features of the 
Preceding college year. It is hoped that these 
will be continued during the coming term. 

Mr. R. Porter Campbell will instruct in organ 
and piano and will have charge of the work 
2 History of Music. During the past summer 
Mr. Campbell has been studying organ under 
J'letro A. Yon, the world-renowned Italian mas- 
ter. He will resume his position as organist 

and cnoirmaster at the Seventh Street Lutheran 
Church of Lebanon, where he has an excellent 
chorus choir and a new 3-35 Moller organ_ of 
the most modern type at his disposal. 

Prof. Frank R. Hardman will continue as head 
of the department of voice. He will be assisted 
by Mrs. Frantz Mills. Mr. Hardman will again 
direct the Men's Glee Club. 

The leave of absence of Miss Ruth Engle has 
been extended another year. She will continue 
her studies in New York. 

The Lebanon concert of the Men's Glee Club 
last spring closed the most successful season in 
the history of the club, both from a financial 
standpoint and from a consideration of the qual- 
ity of the concerts rendered. Much of the credit 
for this excellent showing belongs to Prof. Frank 
R. Hardman, the efficient director. About twenty 
concerts were given during the season. 

Although several members of the club were 
lost through graduation, the nucleus remaining 
and the new material in sight gives promise of 
even better results this year. Business Manager 
Donald Evans (who, by the way, is also Business 
Manager of the leading journal of Lebanon Val- 
ley College) promises to have an excellent sched- 
ule arranged. It is requested that all new stud- 
ents who are candidates for membership will res- 
pond promptly when the call for tryouts is giv- 
en. This applies especially to the Scrub Glee 
Club tryouts. 


The Eurydice Club last year closed an unusual- 
ly sucessful season. Besides the annual home 
concert, a second concert was given at Palmyra, 
which excited a considerable amount of favor- 
able comment. The banquet at the Crystal Res- 
taurant at Lebanon was one of the events of 
the year. With quite a bit of new material in 
siyht, 1923-24 should produce a banner club. 

Only Once 

The auto, travelling at a tremendous speed, 
was just about to turn a very dangerous corner. 

"Do people lose their lives here frequently?" 
asked the nervous passenger. 

"Not more than once!" said the driver, as he 
took a firmer grip of the wheel. 

x * * * 

Grimm, Jr.— Won't your father spank you for 
staying out so late? 

June Gingrich— No, I'll get an injunction from 
mother postponing the spanking, and then I'll 
appeal to grandma, and she'll have it made per- 

* * * 

Esther Raudenbush was struggling through a 
difficult Latin translation when she came to 
these words: "Tempus fugit." 

She puzzled over it anxiously a few minutes 
then, heaving a sigh of relief, she wrote "a furi- 
ous temper." 

* * * 

Ruth — It is the apple of my eye. 
Rachel— What part of your eye is that? 


Isabelle 11. Smith, Editor 

Miriam L. Mengel, Associate 

Mr. Roland R. Renn, 23, has charge of ath- 
letics in the High School at Little Rock, Kansas. 

Mr. Richard H. Smith, 23, is supervisor of all 
the physical education in the scnool of South 
Hampton, N. J. 

Miss Frances Durbin, '23, is teaching English 
in the High S-'hool at Durmont, N. J. During the 
winter Miss Durbin expects to continue work at 
Columbia University. 

Mr. Ira M. Ruth, '23, is teaching English in 
the Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pa. He 
if also secretary of the Y. M. C. A. 

Miss Mae Morrow, '23, is teaching French, 
English and H. story in tiie High School at Day- 
ton, Pa. 

Mr. George Hohl, '23, is teaching Mathematics 
at Colgate University, where he is also working 
for his Ph. D. 

Miss Rosa Zeigler, '23, is teaching English and 
History in the High School at Tyrone, Pa 

Miss Agnes Merchitis, '23, is teaching English 
in the High School at Minersville, Pa. 

Miss Mae Reeves, '23, is teaching English in 
the High School at Lehighton, Pa. 

Miss Helen Hughes, 23, is teaching at Glass- 
boro, N. J. 

Miss Gladys Bossert, '23, is assistant dean, sec- 
retary and l'brarian, having charge of all the 
music at Starkey Seminary, Lakemont, N. Y. 

Mr. Raymond Hutchinson, '23, of Paradise, 
Pa spent several days visiting at Lebanon Val- 
ley at the beginning of school. 

Miss Dorothy Fencil, '23, has accepted a posi- 
tion in the Annville Post Office. 

The wedding of Miss Goldie Dunkelberger and 
Lester R. Willard. '23, both of Shamokin, was 
solemnized on Thursday, August 16, 1923. Mr. 
and Mrs. Willard are residing at Haddon 
Heights, N. J., where Mr. Willard is a teacher 
in the High School. 

Miss Dorothy Sholly, 23, has accepted the po- 
sition of Supervisor of Music in the Tower City 

Mr. Ralph E. Boyer, '23, who is teaching in 
Cumberland County, and preaching on the Car- 
lisle Circuit, spent the week-end visiting his 
friends at Lebanon Valley College. Mr. Boyer 
♦ k some work at the college during the sum- 
mer session. 

Mr. Earle E. Fake, '23, is foreman of the dye- 
ing department of a silk manufactory in Read- 
ing Pa. 

Miss Delia Herr, '23, is teaching in the High 
School at Columbia, Pennsylvania. 

Miss Esther Brunner, '23, is the English teach- 
er in the High School at Port Royal, Pennsyl- 

Miss Eleanor Sheaffer, '23, is teaching Eng- 
lish in the Milroy High School, Milroy, Penn- 

Mr. William E. Wolfe, a former member of the 
Class of '24, who is director of a boys' club in 
Philadelphia, and who is also studying at Tem- 
ple University, was at Lebanon Valley College 
on Sept. 21. 

The wedding of Mr. William C. Evans, '19. of 
Lykens, and Miss Eethel May Lerew, '20, of Dills- 

burg, was solemnized a few weeks ago. They 
are residing at Braddock, where Mr. Evans is a 
teacher of Science in the High School. ' % 

A Berks County Lebanon Valley College Club 
has been formed at tne Home of Miss Meta Bur- 
beck, 619 Walnut Street, Reading, Pa.. The of- 
ticers are: President, Rev. Leroy R. Walters; 
Vice-President, Miss Verna Mutch; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Prof. Orin J. Farrell. Those pres- 
ent at the founding of the club were: Miss Meta 
Burbeck, '22; Miss Emma Boyer, '19; Miss Mar- 
that Schmidt, '18; Miss Verna Mutch, '20; Miss 
Betty Smith, 20; Prof. Orin J. Farrell, '21; Mrs. 
Orin J. Farrell (Miss Mabel Miller), '21; Prof. 
Frank Hardman, '08; Rev. Leroy R. Walters, '18; 
Earle E. Fake, '23; and Edward Mutch, '14. The 
club gave a royal send-off to all students return- 
ing to Lebanon Valley College this fall and all 
new students, at Bernhart's, on the evening- of 
Sept. 14. 

Prof. Paul S. Wagner, '17, Professor of Mathe- 
matics, who has been granted a year's leave of 
absence for studying at Columbia University, 
was at Lebanon Valley College for some days 
when the school term began. 

Miss Mary Yinger, a former member of the 
class of '24, now a Senior at Cornell University, 
Ithaca, N. Y., spent several days with old friends 
at Lebanon Valley when school opened. 

Mr. and Mrs. William N. Martin, of Freetown, 
Sierre Leone, West Africa, visited Lebanon Val- 
ley recently. Mr Martin was a member of the 
Class of '18. Mr. Martin is the donor of the 
leopard that is in the Biological Laboratory, hav- 
ing shot it while in Africa. 

Mr. Samuel T. Dundore, '19, of Elizabethville. 
was married to Miss Mabel Morrison, of White 
Pigeon, Michigan, on Saturday, September 8, 
1923. Mrs. Dundore was formerly a deaconess 
in Canton, Ohio. 

Bishop W. G. Clippinger, '99, and his wife, 
of Westerville, Ohio, recently spent some time 
in Annville. 

The marriage of Miss Miriam C. Cassel, '22 
of Progress, Pennsylvania, and Mr. Malcolm Har- 
mg, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, took place Mon- 
day, September 3, 1923. Prof. Haring was for- 
merly head of the Chemistry Department at 
Lebanon Valley College. . 

Mr. and Mrs. Deleth Weidler, of Anderson, 
Indiana, recently announced the birth of a son 
Mr. Weidler was a member of the Class of '09 

Harvey K. Geyer, '19, and family, of Dayton, 
Ohio, were recent visitors in Annville 

Mr. John A. McGinnes, '20, is teaching in the 
High School at Tarrytown, New York 

Mr. Herbert C. Kennedy, '18, is teaching Math- 
ematics m the High School at Steelton, Pa. 

Oh i ! What is so rare as a day in June ' 
1 11 answer this famed exclamation- 
It s being able to sling a line 
In a Physics recitation. 

♦ • * 
Prof — Is Jones ill? 
Frosh — Yes, sir. 
Prof — How do you know? 

Frosh— Last aisrfct I heard some one tell him 
to lean over and take his medicine 



Lena A. Weisman, Editor 

Ellen S. Keller, Associate 

Dear Creek, Pa., Aug. 1, 1923. 

Deer friend, 

You member last year i sed you mite hear 
from me this year. You no i went to hunt my 
girl, well she wusent no where eny way i could- 
ent find her so i eluded sue musta come to colege 
aiter all so pup and me, pug is my dogs name 
you member cided to come to see. We got 
there bout the midle of july and every thing was 
so quiet i spicioned every body died but when i 
quired they told me somping about colege closin 
and now wus sumer school. It wus all a puzel 
to me what he ment but he sed a man with a 
ford stayed here, when i found him he wus very 
funy and wus washing what he called a coup but 
it looked just like a ford with winders to me. His 
mother or sombody whoever give it to him must 
a tnought he wus a chicken that they give him a 
coup, i asked him what he did with it and he 
sed he used it to prech. Now he mite be a prech- 
er but he didnt look a bit like the precher that 
married Trixie. Well i asked him bout my girl 
and he sed my girl never cume here that he seen. 
They told me he had a girl in lebanon and she 
mite be mine so i went and looked cause it wood- 
ent be right for no body to take her from me. 
sides any body thet tends to prech when he aint 
none mite do eny thing and i wont trust him. 
He musta bin rite though for when i got there i 
asked a man if he seen a girl last corn cutin 
that come eny where round with her dad. He 
just grined and another man sed hes of in the 
hed i told him that i wusent talkin bout he but 
bout her and she woodent stay in no hed sides 
she couldent if did want to cause shes to big. I 
gotso scusted with these people pug and i cided 
to give up the hunt till real colege opens. They 
sed that is next month. 

I member pa sed once it took lots of money to 
go to colege so it kurred to me to go to work. 
Bein i didnt like lebanon i eluded to go some 
where else but it aint posible to get out of such 
places without trouble, there wus a little house 
along the road with a padle hanging on the side 
that sed STOP so i stoped and asked the man 
what he wanted, he sed i wus crazy but i think 
it wus him for all of a sudden he run out and 
grabed the padle and stood in the midle of the 
road and begin to wave it like he dared the world 
to tuch him. i wus scared but just then lucky 
for me there wus a noise like thunder and som- 
thing run past on to iron tracks and while he 
watched it i sliped of. My but it is good that 
come along, a man out in a field sed that wus 
a train. 

I cant see what pa ment when he sed people 
take trains cause this one is so big no body can 
take it. well eny way this is sperience enough 
for this time. You mite hear again bout the 
timo colege opens maby before if eny thing hap- 

Your good friend, 


Roper — Why are you pigeon-toed? 

Shorty — I try to walk where I look. 

* * * 

Boys and girls certainly are different, yet they 


* * * 

Musser (to his dog) — Get home, you dog! 

Hungry — Are you talking to me? 

* * * 


There was a young Soph named Negrelli, 
Who was wont to pout out his belly. 

He lay on a Freshie 

And made him too messy. 

Now sorrowful indeed is Negrelli. 

* * * 

Ed — I was wondering — 

Pearl — Don't get lost. 

* * * 

Marie — How did you make out in the Econ- 
omics test? 

Dick — I got 95 — from the two of them. 

* * * 

Finish of Mary's Lamb 

Mary had a little lamb, 

Her father shot it dead. 
And now it goes to school with her, 

Between two hunks of bread. 

Dear Professor: 

I want a man who can command respect from 
all throughout the land'! A man who's sure to 
carve his name upon the golden hall of fame! 

I want a man who'll stick to work, and dig 
with all his might! Who'll laugh at obstacles 
that lurk, and sweep them from his sight! 

But ah! dear Prof., I somehow feel — 

I'll never find this grand ideal! 

— Laura Jean Liverwurst. 

Dear Laura: 

Ah, say not so, my doleful child! 
Just see this list which I've compiled: 

Now here's the first you'll have to land— 
A traffic cop who can command. 

And one who knows the cutting game, 
A butcher who will carve his name. 

A paperhanger, neat and slick, 
Who to his work will always stick. 

An undertaker, strong and big — 
This baby sure knows how to dig. 

When obstacles come in a heap, 

A street cleaner will be there to sweep. 

Most wives will say that from one man suf- 
ficient grief they do derive; but since one man 
won't fit your plan, you'll simply have to marry 
five! —Prof. Noodle. 

Young lady at banquet to old gentleman slight- 
ly deaf — Do you like bananas ? 

Old Gentleman — No, madam; I prefer the old- 
fashioned night-shirt. 

No one can accuse Prof. Beatty of being vain. 
The other day in oratory class, after several 
voice exercises, he exclaimed disgustedly: "My 
voire sounds like something frying!" 


Pretty Susie Smith had been studying medi- 
cine, and although she didn't make much ac- 
tual progress at the work, she managed to get 
along very well with the lecturers, for she had 
what is called "a way" with her. 

Whenever she was asked a question she could 
not answer, she would smile in a most appealing 
way. When exams came along, she was equally 

"Now, Miss Smith," said the examiner, "tell 
me how you would treat a case of typhoid?" 
"Well, sir," was the hesitating reply, "I should 

— er— " 

"Yes, yes," said the Prof, encouragingly. 
"I — I," then, with a rush: "I shall call you in 
for consultation." 

She passed with honors. 

If you feel blue, take a bath. It might wash 


Too Hot for Her Job 
Do you believe that people follow the same 
occupation in the next world that they do on 
earth ? 

My mother-in-law won't. She makes ice cream. 

* * « 

Teacher — Can anyone give me a sentence with 
the word "dress" in it used as a verb? 
Weltie — I dressed a chicken yesterday. 

Fellow on crowded street car, looking at a 
seat occupied by one lady — Dear, do you think 
we could squeeze in here ? 

Girl — No, I think we had better wait till we 
get home. 

* * * 

She — What's your idea of a smart girl? 
He — One who can make her complexion taste 
as good as it looks. 

* * * 
Like Lightning 

"My husband is such a handy man, you know," 
said the young wife. "He can bang nails into 
wood like lightning;." 

"That's fine." 

"Yes, lightning seldom strikes in the same 
place twice." 

* * * 

Rich Father 

Friend— Why is it that your son rides to busi- 
ness in a car and you always go on the street 

Father— Well, he has a rich father, and I 

* * * 

Prof. Wagner to Samuel Early — How are you 
getting along, since you are here at school, and 
away from your mother? 

Early — Fine! I can put on my socks now from 
either end — saves a lot of time. 

* * * 

Porte Wolfe— My father thinks I'm taking a 
course in Modern Languages. He got a bill for 
Scotch — $40; and he wanted to know if I can 
speak the language yet. 

* * * 

"Who's sweater are you wearing, Lola?" 
"Oh, it belongs to the family." 
It was Dick's. 

* * * 

Elsie— I can only play the piano in the dark. 
Frances — Why ? 

Elsie — The darkness gives me inspiration. 

Ishimura, while visiting in York, was talking 
to Stumbach's little nephew. 

Ishimura — Bobby, let me take you to Japan. 
Bob, decidedly — No, I won't go to Japan. 
Ishimura — Why not? 

Bobby — 'Cause the Japanese speak Dutch. 

* * * 

Remember, Jonah came out alright, and he 
had a whale of a time! 

A student in physics looked through the tele- 
scope the other night and said, "the devil." 
Some telescope! 

Anyone desiring to rent a cottage for a house 

party over the week-end, see B. P. Smith (agent). 

* * * 

Built In the Hungry Haze 

Teacher — What makes the tower of Pisa lean? 
Co-ed — It was built during a famine. 

Dot Mancha (sinking dejectedly on the bed) : 
If I have to keep on playing exercises, I shall 
certainly die scaly. 

* * * 

Freshman — Where does the jelly fish get his 

Ditto — From the currents in the ocean. 

* * * 

Reigle — When is a joke not a joke? 
Roper — Usually. 


Little Brother — If I wasn't here the 
man would kiss you. 

Dora (horrified) — You impertinent boy! 

away this very instant. 

* * * 

We always laugh at teacher's jokes, 

No matter what they be; 
Not because they're funny jokes, 

But 'cause it's policy. 

* * * 

Dunnick — Suppose we walk a little faster, 
Charlie, and get away from the co-eds. 
C. C. Smith — You mean coo-eds. 

* * * 

Dando — You must be proud of your ignorance. 
Weik — Why do you say that? 
Dando — Because you show it everywhere 
you go. 

Prof. Beatty in English 
loves you or hates you. 
Dot Longenecker — Amen! 

26 — A Southerner 

any more ques- 

Prof. Butterwick— What people settled in 
Pennsylvania ? 

Bressler — Aristocrats ! 

* * * 

Prof. Derickson: Are there 
tions on this subject? 

Freshman: Yes, sir. I'd like to know, if a 
clam is silent, what is a clamor? 

* * * 

Gerald: He's an awful tightwad! 
Geraldine: Is he? 

Gerald: I should say as much. He won't even 
tell a story at his own expense! 

* * * 

Isn't it a pity that all the lemons cannot be 
converted into lemonade? 

* * * 

"Oh, may we hope?" the lovers say. 
The silly geese! Of course they may! 
There's nothing in life's horoscope 
That's half so sweet as hope, sweet hope. 



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VOL. &f, No. 2 

OCTOBER 12, 1923 

tg not tfje creature of ctrcum= 
stances; circumstances are tlje creature? 
of men. 

Columbus Number 


Born at Albany, N. Y., where 
he became teacher of mathe- 
matics and physics in Albany 
Academy. Leading American 
physicist of his time. First 
director of the Smithsonian 

The work that was begun 
by pioneers like Joseph 
Henry is being carried on 
by the scientists in the Re- 
search Laboratories of the 
General Electric Company. 
Theyare constantlysearch- 
ing for fundamental prin- 
ciples in order that electric- 
ity may be of greater 
service to mankind. 

When Henry 

rang the bell 

If any bell was ever heard around the 
world, Joseph Henry rang it in his 
famous experiment at the Albany 
Academy. The amazing development 
of the electrical industry traces back 
to this schoolmaster's coil of insulated 
wire and his electro-magnet that lifted 
a ton of iron. 

Four years later when Morse used 
Henry's electro-magnet to invent the 
telegraph, Henry congratulated him 
warmly and unselfishly. 

The principle of Henry's coil of wire is 
utilized by the General Electric Com- 
pany in motors and generators that 
light cities, drive railroad trains, do 
away with household drudgery and 
perform the work of millions of men. 



Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. 

VOL. IV, No. 2 OCTOBER 12, 1923 

Business Manager S. Donald Evans 

Associate Charles W. Dando Associate Elmer Eshleman 

Secretary Isabelle R. Smith Proof-Reader Dorothy Mancha 

Subscription price, $1.50 per year. Address all communications to THE CRUCIBLE, Box 959, Annville, Pa. 
Entered at Annville Post Office as second class matter, by Act of March 3, 1879. 


Fellow students, there is something radically 
wrong at L. V. C. this year. Have you noticed 
it? Such a deadening calm is rare at these alti- 
tudes, — why, there is hardly a breath of spon- 
taneous entnusiasm stirring. Even those ordin- 
al ily sprightly, vivacious Freshmen are wearing 
such an air of morbid indifference that all must 
agree taese past three weeks of semi-coma and 
stupor-like inactivity is not the usual trend of 
nappenings in our dear Alma Mater. 

Such a condition must not exist longer, for it 
is not conducive t~ alienating the new student's 
affections from his previous Alma Mater. Do 
not look askance, for the aim is not to com- 
pletely sever such affections, but rather to so 
imbue the student with L. V. C. spirit and mor- 
ale, that there will be created a new and en- 
nobling attachment for the Blue and White, such 
as will make us one-united and victorious, ready 
and loyal in support of our teams, in the glory 
of whose victories we will share alike, and of 
the sting of whose defeats we shall taste alike. 

Now, new students and backsliding old ones, 
"pep" things up a bit! Put forth a little real 
effort to offset this seemingly lethargic atmos- 
phere — or whatever it is that is causing such 
universal lassitude. If there is a "pep" meeting 
don't be satisfied simply by going yourself. Have 
the spirit not only move you but also have it 
move a brother — influence someone else to go as 
well. This same principle must apply to the 
Villanova game, Saturday. Let us add, exert 
the influence in a material way; for instance, 
part with a few shekels and take the girl. And 
you. fairest of the fair, thou gracious co-ed, a 
male escort is not necessary; so go one, go all; 
lend a little beauty and cheer to the L. V. cheer- 
ing squad. 

This is the only Lebanon game this season, 
and our only opportunity to show our colors, 
which can best be done by a grand old parade 
of say three hundred strong, perhaps led by that 
loyal group of trumpeters, the Annville Band, 
who have served us so often. Tn former years 
we gathered at the Y. M. C. A. and marched 
down Cumberland street to the field, all the 
while giving vent to our emotions in cheer after 
cheer; this is just what we must be in a posi- 
tion to do on Saturday. Do we know the yells? 
The Thursday morning cheering periods have re- 
vealed that there is a decided weakness, on the 
part of many students, in our College songs and 
yells, which, of course, must be remedied. If a 
yell is generally known there is absoluetly no 
occasion for a lack of cadence necessary to put 
it across; so, in order that the principal ones 
may be in the hands of every student in time 
for the game, a few have been printed in 

this issue of The Crucible, and will be found on 
page two. A word to the wise has long since 
been deemed sufficient; therefore, Freshmen, 
learn them, if not for the sake of the team, 
then for your own sweet saKes, as November the 
first is drawing nigh. 


History is a substantiation of the words of 
Disraeli: Man is not the creature of circumstanc- 
es; circumstances are the creatures of men. 

The truth of this statement is appropriately 
exemplified by Columbus, who discovered the 
great New World four hundred and thirty-one 
years ago. Let us bring back to mind some of 
the circumstances in which he had his existence. 
He lived in intimate acquaintance with poverty. 
He was surrounded by superstition and ignor- 
ance — 'his intelligecne met with insult and dis- 
dain everywhere. The world was ruled by dark- 
ness instead of light. In his day the earth was 
flat and was the center of the universe. In his 
day people were ruled by fear — fear of king and 
fear of priest. Science and law and knowledge 
were not supreme, as today. 

It was seven years before he could induce one 
bolder than all others to give him more than 
promises and to equip him for his very appar- 
ently foolish trip into the vast unknown West. 
He had to fight against the ideas of all men — 
against kings, priests, philosophers. He bat- 
tled against the superstition and ignorance of 
his age, powers much more powerful then than 
now. His men mutinied — but that did not make 
him turn back. He mastered his circumstances: 
"circumstances are the creatures of men." And 
now all humanity owes him a gratitude surpas- 
sing anything that can be imagined. 

There have been countless men both before 
and since the day of Columbus who did rise 
above their conditions of environment; who, in- 
stead of being creatures of circumstances, did 
make circumstances the creatures that served 
them. Every inventor, every discoverer, every- 
one who broke down some of the force and pow- 
er of superstition and ignorance has been an 

Among these we may but mention two great 
educated men: Abraham Lincoln and Booker T. 
Washington. Both were born in poverty. The 
opportunities they had for education cannot be 
reproduced in their meagerness today. Their 
circumstances were much more pitiful and un- 
promising than those of any who read these 
words. What became of the two men? Both 
became educated; both became great Liberators 
One liberated a race from ownership by an- 
(continued on page 4) 



Charles C. Smith, Editor Edna R. Baker, Associate | 

We present for reflection this issue a worthy- 
subject, namely, our Freshmen. Before enter- 
ing into our presentation of "images," however, 
we feel obligated to apologize to tne above men- 
tioned group for the advantage we have taken 
of them. We conceived the idea of approach- 
ing the new men and new girls and casually ask- 
ing them what they thought of the place, and 
finding what impressions they had received. We 
also kept our ears open for side remarks which 
upperclassmen were not supposed to hear. 

We note with surprise that the general trend 
of their remarks is unfavorable. But, on sec- 
ond thought, recalling our own experiences, 
we remember that our minds were so full of 
thoughts of home, our "high school importance" 
and the "heart we left behind" that favorable 
impressions did not develop until the second or 
third month of school. Let us read the follow- 
ing "pickups" with a spirit of forgiveness and 
a sense of humor and sympathy for the poor 
homesick ones until they become acclimated. 

What the girls say: 

— "This place is all right, but it isn't home!" 

— "What" do I "think of the fellows around here ? 
Nothing! They're too sleepy-looking." 

— "Oh, I suppose I'll like the place after a 
while. Some of the girls are very nice — but 
some aren't, too! Gee, but I don't like the 

looks of ■ — . I'll bet will be tough 

on us." 

— "I'm not myself around this joint — I'm hold- 
ing out, — but just wait 'till I let loose!" 

— "My, but they are Dutch around here!" 

— "I was scared to death the first week I was 
here, but I tried to not let others know it. I 
feel a little easier now." 

— "I always got homesick at , but one 

can't at L. V., the girls take too good care 
of you." 

— "This is a d mess." 

— "There are some cute fellows here — but not 
like the one back home." 

— "No, I wasn't exactly disappointed in the place, 
but it is very different from what I had ex- 
pected. I thought everyone would be so man- 
erly and — oh, just so-so." 

— "Some of the girls just carry us around on 
their hands now; I wonder if they will keep 
it up." 

— "Last week I could have gone home every 
night, but it isn't so worse now." 

— "Say, there sure are some pineapples of fel- 
lows around here!" 

— "Aw, quit growling, this joint is all right. The 
trouble is with "op — not the place." 

— "I wouldn't miss my Freshman year for a 

— "I can hardly wait until Nov. 1st." 

— "Oh, boy, but I'm glad when the 12th comes, 

for I'm going home." 
— "Where are the Freshmen fellows?" 
— "I just know I shall like the place, the girls, 

my studies and everything. I couldn't help 

but like it because the rls have been so 
wonderful to me." 

What the boys say: 
— "Say, when uoes tnis nine o'clock rule go off." 
— "Just watch my smoke on Nov. 1st!" 
— "Gee, I wish tne boys back home could see me 


— "1 like it here but I want to try some other 


— "Weil, the days did seem terribly long at first, 
but I'm getting to like it better now." 

— "Looks good to me, and as long as I don't 
have trouble with the Profs I should worry." 

— "Aw, taey can't scare me; I like the place all 

— (After a ducking-) "If this is college, I'm go- 
inp- back to civilization." 

— "See that girl in oink ^laying tennis? Boy! 
Wait till Nov. 1st." 

— "Yes, we have no bananas, but we sure do 
have the lemons among the ladies." 

— "Why don't they wake up around this joint?" 

— "Oh, I know I'm going to like it after I get to 
know the ropes a bit better." 

—(To Evans) "Say, did Prof. Campbell tell you 
who made the Scrub Glee Club?" 

— "Gee, our class is a bunch of dead ones, take 
it from me; I'm not "-onna do a thing any- 
more tjll they show some life." 

—"Huh! If you think the Sophs o-ave you a 
mauling, you ono-ht to get out on the football 
field for a couple practices." 

—Well, I liked the place mighty well until the 
other nio-ht. Say, how often do we see them 
in a year?" 

— "Oh, I'm having the time of my life." 

— "' think we have a nice bunch of upperclass- 
men, don't you? And believe me I'm gonna 
do everything they tell me to. That's what 
my teacher back home advised. 

Hip! Hip! Hurrah! 

Those boys in White and Blue; 
Down acros the field they come, 
They put their faith in L. V. C, 
To her they will be true. 
To yield before the Villanova line 
Is a thing they ne'er will do. 
Hip! Hip! Hurrah! 
And a 1, 2 3, 

And we will rush^ the ball right through. 

Chee-he! Chee-hi! Chee-ha! ha! ha! 
Lebanon Valley, rah! ra!h rah! 

* * * 

Ru! Rah! Ru! Rah! 

Ru! Rah! Ree! 
L. V., L. V., L. V. C.1 

* * * 

Ram-a-zamma! Ram-a-zamma! Ram-a-zamma 

L. V., L. V., White and Blue! 

Zoom-a-lack-a! zoom-a-lack-a! zoom-a-lack-a- 


Lebanon, Lebanon, Lebanon Valley! 
Team! Team! Team! 




Cynthia Drummond, Editor 

Sara H. Greiner, Associate 



Juliet A most beautiful young Angora 

Her Dad A cat with an Irish brogue 

Romeo The successful lover 

Lorenzo and Lothario Rival suitors of Juliet's 

Doc Tiem The Minister 


The back yard of Juliet's vine-covered home. 

Moonlight. The clock strikes twelve. 
Enter Lorenzo, carrying a mandolin. 

Lor. (gazing up at the moon) — What a night! 
Methinks that yonder moon was made for lov- 
ers. How my heart beats within me at thought 
of her who dreams above, fair Juliet, my love. 
May she but look with favor on my suit, and 
I shall be the happiest of cats. We'll charm 
her with sweet music. (Begins Schubert's 
"Serenade". Soon the window above is flung 
wide and Juliet appears, leaning on the sill 
and listening intently. Lorenzo ceases.) 

Jul. — How sweetly you do play, Lorenzo! 

Lor. — Who would not with such an audience? 

Jul. — Oh, Lorenzo, you flatterer! 

Lor. — Fair one, call me by no such name as that. 
Did I possess the eloquence with which Demos- 
thenes was wont to stir men's souls it would 
avail me naught to merely name those charms 
which you so lavishly display. But hear my 
humble song, and I shall be thy willing slave, 
to heed thy slightest call. 

Jul. — Dear me, Lorenzo, how poetical you are! 
You sound just like Mr. Hiser. 

Lor. — Now, Juliet, do be serious. Stop your 

Jul. — What! Serious on such a night as this! 
But do play some more. 

(Lorenzo plays again. Lothario enters be- 
hind him, carrying a banjo. He stops short 
at sight of Lorenzo.) 

Lot. — (Zounds! That villain's here before me. 
What's he doing here, making- a noise like a 
man on the back fence? Ju-li-et is m-oi-ne! 
I'll teach him to meddle in my affairs. No al- 
ley cat is going to interfere with me. (Ad- 
vances behind Lorenzo with upraised banjo. 
Lorenzo becomes aware of his presence and 
turns suddenly. The banjo descends, but Lor- 
enzo leaps aside.) 

Lor. — Aha, scoundrel, what does this mean? 

Loth. — I'll show you what it means! What are 
you doing here, you loafer? 

Lor. — Who's a loafer? 

Loth. — You are. 

Lor. — I ain't. 

Loth. — You are. 

Lor.— I ain't. (Biff!!) Take that. 

(They fight. Juliet falls over, but recovers 

Jul. — Help! Fire! Murder! Burglars! Aid! 
Succor! FATHER! 

Her Dad (from behind scene) — Coming, daugh- 
ter. (Appears, armed with a poker.) Ye vil- 
lains, disturbing the slape of honest citizens! 
Begorra, I'll larn ye to fight in my back yard. 

(Seizes the suitors and knocks their heads to- 
getner.) I ll take yez to the jug. 

(Shoving them before him he locks the door, 
and then drags them off the stage.) 

Interval of Two Minutes 
Enter Romeo. (Carries a suitcase and a ladder.) 
Kora. — Juliet, Juliet. 

Jul. (appearing at window) — .I'm so glad you're 

aere. I tnought you d never come. 
Rom. — Sh! Not so loud. Where's your dad? 
Jul. — He just lelt witn two roughnecks who 

were fignting down there. But he'll be back 

any minute. Do hurry. 
Rom. — Never fear, sweetheart, we'll get away 

safely. Here, wait till I stand up this ladder. 
Jul. — Oh, Romeo, please hurry. 
Rom. — Now it's fixed. I'll hold it while you 

throw down your bag and climb down. 
Jul. — Oh, Romeo, it looks so shaky. Im afraid 

to try it. 

Rom. — Now don't be silly at the last moment. 
Jul. — What will father say! 

Rom.— Oh, come, now hurry up. He'll be here 
any minute. 

Jul. — Now, Romeo, you never spoke like that 
to me before. I believe you're cross. 

Rom.— No, I'm not, but I will be if you don't 
hurry up. 

Jul.— Well I'll try, but I just know I'll fall. 
Rom.— Oh, there's no danger. Just hold tight 
and you'll be all right. 

(She starts down.) 
Rom. — You're doing beautifully. 

(She falls after getting almost down.) 

Ju ]-T7 0h ' my ankle « m y ankle - 1 just knew I'd 

Rom —Never mind, dear, you've just twisted it 
a little. It'll be all rieht soon. 

IC -1 ^ no . w 1 can>t waIk - How will we get to 

the station? And the train leaves in ten 

Rom. — Never mind, darling. 
Jul.— What will father say! He never did want 

me to marry you. Now he won't let me 
Rom.-.I know what we'll do. Doc Tiem lives 

just around the corner. I'll g get him and 

we 11 be married right here. 
Jul. — Oh, Romeo, how bright you are! (Exit 

Jul. — I do wish he'd hurry. 

(Enter TJBmeo and the minister. Doc Tiem 

attired in a bathrobe.) 
Doc. — Well, I must say, this is a hurry call. 
Rom. — Come, Juliet. 

(He helps her to stand. They proceed with 

the ceremony. Just as they finish, Dad en- 

Dad— Well, I guess those bums will be quiet the 
rest of the night. I think that— (catches sight 
of the group before him). Hey, what's all this? 

Rom. — Father, I am your new son-in-law 

Dad— What! You? Didn't I tell you never to 
show your homely mug around here again' 
I'll show you, you spalpeen! I'll— (Starts to 
shake him.) 

Jul.— Father! 

Dad — Juliet, is this true? 

Jul. — It is. 

Dad — After all I've said to you — 

Jul. (throwing her arms around his neck) But 

father, I love him. Oh, father, do forgive us. 
Dad — Well, it certainly is a shock, but I sup- 
pose it's all for the best. Come, my children. 
Kiss your dad. 

Asbestos Curtain. 
(Applause from the audience) 



By the waters of tue Quittie, 
By the shining, snimmering waters, 
Stood a tall, fair maiden, Lola, 
One of Delphian's maidens, Lola. 
Dark behind her rose tne oak trees, 
High above her shone the full moon, 
Shone the full moon, autumn-tinged. 

All around her sat her sisters, 
Sat her fellow sister Delphians. 
In their midst were other maidens, 
Who were visitors among them. 

To the sound of flowing waters, 
Lola told an Indian legend; 
Told a legend of the spirit, 
Which still hovers o'er the Quittie. 
And the girls in silence listened, 
Listened 'till the tale was ended. 

Then a girlish figure glided 
In and out among the maidens, 
Giving each a piece of bark, 
Crudely fashioned like a vessel. 
In her footsteps trod another, 
Bearing candles scarlet red. 
One by one they lit the candles,, 
Fastened them upon the vessels, 
Close beside the cooling waters, 
Kneeled and set the candles sailing, 
Sailing o'er the shadowy waters, 
While each made a wish most sacred. 
Softly all the maidens sang, 
As they watched their lighted vessels 
Moving down the Quittie stream. 

Then with laughter, loud and gleeful, 
Gathered they around the fire, 
Toasted snow-white food within it, 
Satisfied their youthful hunger. 

And when moon and stars were shining, 
In their radiance and glory, 
All the maidens, turning homeward, 
Cast one lingering e-lance behind them, 
Where their tiny, burning candles 
Sailed still o'er the shining waters. 
And each knew her wish was granted 
By the spirit of the Quittie. 

And a blessing, calm and peaceful, 
Fell upon them as they parted, 
Given to them by the spirit, 
That still hovers o'er the Quittie. 
(We ask Longfellow's pardon.) 

K. H. N. 

A correspondent sends us this extract from 
"Jurgen": "Indeed, it is a sad thing, Sylvia, 
to be murdered by the hand which, so to speak, 
is sworn to keep an eye on your welfare and 
which rightfully should serve you on its knees." 


Oh, the chirp of the cricket — I hear it still! 
Down in the meadow and out on the hill, 
Chirping his sweet, little evening song, 
Softly in tall, green grass-blades among. 
Do you wonder why I love the cricket so well? 
If you will listen, my story I will tell: 

Once a poor little girl from the country 

Was taken sick in bed. 

She was hurried to the hospital; 

No hope! — the doctors said. 

Then one day a cricket was brought, 

Unnoticed, along with some flowers, 

Into this ward, for they sought 

Thus to brighten her few last hours. 

The cricket, feeling quite at home, 

Began all over the flowers to roam, 

While chirping his old, familiar tune. 

This sound wakened the sick girl soon; 

She imagined she was home again, 

Out near the golden fields of grain, 

Where she used to hear the crickets, 

Down by the pastures and in the thickets; 

It also brought strength to her anew, 

And to her cheeks came the old healthy hue. 

Dear reader, you may laugh — yes, you may sneer! 
But the song of the cricket I still love to hear. 
They are always a source of great comfort to me, 
For they live out with Nature, where I love to 

When Winter comes 'round with his cold, blustry 

They must leave, or they will be caught in a 

I shall miss them and think of them ever so 

But soon Summer will draw them again by her 

If for the crickets you still do not care» 
Only remember that God put them there. 


The Freshmen desire to congratulate the 
Sophomore Class on their fine organization and 
the splendid characters which go to make up 
their Class. 

It is a deplorable fact that, up to this, -time, 
the Freshmen have been sort of timid, but we 
can now promise more pep and spirit. 

On the night of the Soph hike, some of the 
Froshies got together and tried to break up the 
hike; due to various reasons, thev were not suc- 
cessful. The result was the inevitable one of 
being tied up and so forth. 

Meetings have been held in the "Ad" building 
to elect officers and to organize, and the Froshies 
solemnly promise to surprise some of our es- 
teemed upperclassmen. The dues are fixed and 
events planned. 

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other; the other liberated that same race from 
superstition and ignorance. Priceless gifts have 
both these men given to humanity. And yet, the 
circumstances under which these men were born 
and raised were below any we can find today. 

There is much to be done, invented, discovered, 
and taught. At this, the anniversary of one of 
the greatest events of the world's history, let us 
take to heart the fact that man can and will 
do nuch for himself and future generations if he 
will obey Disraeli's statement. 


Mary B. Hershey 
Rachel N. Heindel 


Kathrin S. Balsbaugh 

Marian D. Hess 

Luther A. Weik 
Henry T. Wilt 



it was just the kind ol a nignt which made 
one ieei tnat any moment spent indoors would 
oe wasted. And tins was tne nignt tne Sophs 
nad uecided upon for tneir nin.e. Accordingly, 
most oi the Ciass assembled on tne bridge on 
the road tp Kautfman's Woods. Watcnfulness 
and expectancy, that spice wnich is lost on Junior 
and Senior inkes, pervaded tne atmosphere, for 
all were noping tne Fresnmen would appear 
sometime during tne evening. As soon as the 
cnaperones, trot, and Mrs. Bennett and Prof. 
Gingrich arrived, the hikers were oft". 

Just as the/ Sophs were on their way, sever- 
al Fresnmen were discovered prowling around. 
Of course, they were promptly and efficiently 
caught, and, with hands tied, were taken along. 

About a half hour after the hikers reached 
their destination, they were augmented by the 
arrival of about six or eight football men, who 
reported no signs of Freshies. 

The eats were then procured from a nearby 
farm-house, where they had been kept in safety. 
Marshmallows, toasted and eaten with crisp 
crackers, were the main attraction for the girls, 
who could not understand why the fellows pre- 
ferred the vicinity of the cider keg. 

After the eats a short program was rendered. 
Prof. Gingrich, our ever-popular chaperone, ob- 
liged with his usual "line." Mr. Krause also 
gave a short speech, after which everybody was 
amused by the rendition of a Japanese song by 
a Freshman of that nationality. The program, 
however, was interrupted by the arrival of about 
a half-dozen Freshmen. They were all caught, 
and later were left to their fates, tied to tomb- 
stones in the cemeteries along the roadway. 

The straggling couples then sauntered home, 
feeling that the Freshmen had used excellent 
judgment in providing exactly the right degree 
of excitement for the occasion, and had been 
very considerate in not even attempting to dis- 
turb the eats or any of the Sophs. 

. Y. W. TEA— SEPT. 27 

The Y. W. C. A. of Lebanon Valley College 
held its annual tea in North Hall on Thursday 
afternoon, Sept. 27. The occasion was one at 
which the new girls who have chosen to call L. 
V. C. their home became better acquainted with 
the ladies of the college faculty and the wives 
of the faculty members. 

The conventional cup of tea has not lost any 
of its charm, for all the new girls, in spite of 
their engrossing studies, and all the faculty la- 
dies and wives* of the doctors and professors of 
the college, in spite of their many important 
duties, succeeded in shirking responsibilities for 
a wee bit and joined unreservedly in a real so- 
cial hour._ 

A short program of readings and vocal and in- 
strumental solos furnished food for laughter and 
reveries, occasioning a feeling of good fellow- 
shir) and companionship among all present. 

The Y. W. Cabinet expresses its pleasure in the 

piivilege it has had in furnishing an opportunity 
ior better acquaiatancesnip among tne new girls 
and tne faculty ladies and tne wives of L. V. C.'s 
esteemed proiessors. Miss Edna Baker, presi- 
dent oi tne college i. W. C. a.j nas expressed 
the sentiments oi tne Cabinet by saying: "And 
now tnat sucn a spiencuu start has been made, we 
sincerely nope tnat these good ladies will meet 
witn tne Association quite often. We need their 
neip and inspiration and we trust that they, in 
like manner, may be benefited by fellowsnip with 


On Wednesday evening, September twenty- 
sixtn, the Juniors frolicked to tneir heart's con- 
tent and made the peaceful stillness of Bach- 
man's Woods sound like the nucleus of a boiler 
factory. Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Bender chap- 
eroned the party and expressed the fact that 
the party was more lively than they had antici- 
pated. After hiking to the woods, a large bon- 
fire was started and the programme began, 
after which sumptuous eats were served. After 
winding up the partv by returning to their 
childhood games, they started for home. The fol- 
lowing program was rendered: 

President's Address Ray F. Deck 

Quartette Luther Weik 

John Sherk 
Ray Troutman 

„ Lloyd Light 

Experiences as a Street Car Conductor 

Lloyd Light 

Vocal Solo Qlsra Smith 

Continuous Story Six Famous" Players 

Popular Songs Class 

T? ast ~"; Dr. Bender 

Alma Mater Class 


The Philokosmian Literary Society of Leba- 
non Valley College met in regular session in 
Philo Hall, Friday evening, Sept. 28, 1923. In 
spite of its being only the second week of school, 
a time when students are only getting settled, 
and that many of the students had gone to the 
Penn State game, there was a very goodly num- 
ber present with enough Philo spirit to make it 
a """nderful session. 

The first number on the program was a Cur- 
rent Events topic by Arthur Frock; his up-to- 
date material was very interesting. The sec- 
ond number was a solo by Mr. Donald Evans; 
the insistent aoplause for encores was enough 
compliment to prove V- Evans' abilities. 

Third was a very well delivered address by 
Mr. Charles C. Smith. His subject was a won- 
derful surprise to all. When Mr. Smith's name 
was called the door of the Hall opened and in 
stepped the very imitation of a French duke. 
He immediately introduced his subject, which 
was on the discoveries of foreign planets and 
their inhabitants. In the course of delivering 
the address he did not fail to speak with an al- 
most perfect French accent that added to the 


interest of the subject. This number was doubt- 
iess tne feature of tne evening. 

f ourth was a very timeiy and interesting de- 
bate on tne subject: "Kesoived, Tnat tne L,abor 
Unions as Tney iNow Exist, are an Asset to tne 
Country." Tne ainrmative was upneld by 
Messrs. Elmer Anarews and W. H. Beattie, the 
negative by Messrs. Lester Leach and William 
Quaid. Tne juages decided in iavor of tne af- 
hrmative. Mext was a very entnusiastic address 
on "r ootball Prospects at L. V.", by Mr. William 

In the business meeting the names of six new 
men were presented. ±-nilo will doubtless have 
a very goodly number of new men becoming a 
part of itseif. Pnno always extends welcoming 
arms to visitors and new members. 

The tryout for the Scrub Glee Club was held 
on Thursday night, Sept. 27. Tne announce- 
ment for the tryout had been made in the dining 
hall at noon and all the new students were 
eager to show their qualifications. 

The preliminaries were begun in one of the 
rooms of the Men's Dorm. Due, however, to 
the fact that several studious scholars, led by 
Fat Lauster, objected to the noise and that 
Ferd Beck, president of the Men's Senate, deliv- 
ered an ultimatum that study hours should be 
observed, the meetine- was transferred to the 
cellar. Prof. Camobell gave instructions in sing- 
ing. Mr. Donald Evans gave examples of solos. 

Quite a number of the new men made the 
Scrub Glee Club, as on the following morning 
the floors were all found damp but clean. 


Our pep! Our pep! 
We've got it! 
We'll keep it! 
We want it! 
Just see it! 
Our pep! Our pep! 

Wednesday evening, Sept. 26, the Seniors were 
all pepped up, looking forward to a "deer hunt" 
which was to be staged in the evening. Invita- 
tions were given each Senior telling him his 
place of meeting. But, alas! The "hunt" had to 
be called off. For we couldn't have an enjoyable 
night without all participating, especially our 
football men, of whom our Class is so proud. 
The Senior Class has too much school spirit and 
class spirit to want the football men to break 
training or let them out of the good times of 
the class. So we just hiked to Kauffman's 
Woods, built a fire and roasted "doggies" and 
marshmallows to our hearts' content. Did we 
have a good time? Well, we guess! The night 
was cool, the air crisp, the moon — well? All 
v/ere happy in spite of the fact that it might 
be the last time in our college life that we shall 
all hike together as a Senior Class. 

Let us whisper in your ears, underclassmen: 
"Professor and Mrs. Bennett are just the finest 
chaps. We felt honored to have them with us." 


D — own by the campus in Delphian Hall, 

E — lect of our women sit there; 

L — istening attentively to all that is said, 

P — ondering, marvellir.g at words so fair. 

H — ow can such wisdom and jokes be found, 

I — n searching all through the land, 

A — s that which comes out of this group so 
suolime ? 

N — one otner than in Delphian band. 

Delphian Hall-,SepL 28, 1923 

Whats \Vnat? 

Song Society 

.Resume Mary Hersney 

.f iano Trio Katnryn JNissiey 

Maude Wolfe 
Ruth Baker 

Debate — "Should There Be a World Court?" 

Arnrmative r lossie Groff, Rutn Kennedy 

.Negative isabene fcmitn, L»oia Uesenberg 

Vocal Soio Betty Staurfer 

Monologue Edna Yake 


Although many stuaents had gone home over 
the weeK-end and tne football team was on its 
way to battle witn Hoiy Cross, a snort, but 
snappy, program was rendered in Philo on Fri- 
day nignt, Oct. 0, 1923. 

Tne meeting was called to order by President 
Fields, .following the Devotional Exercises, Mr. 
Benton P. Smitn was installed as Critic. The 
first number on the program was a paper writ- 
ten by Ricnard Beard on the subject: "The Halt- 
ing- of Rum .Running r-'rom Canada," was read 
by Elmer Andrews. In it were set forth many 
very good suggestions on possible ways in which 
the pronibition problem might be solved. 

Tne second number was a very-well-handled 
Socratic Debate, between Mr. M. H. Welty and 
Mr. M. P. Matuszak; tne question given by the 
house was: "Resolved, That Woman Should Have 
Equal Rights With Man." Mr. Welty, who is 
one of our greatest socializers. upheld the af- 
firmative with great efficiency, and Mr. Matuszak 
made very evident his views on the socializing 
side of life by upnolding tne negative equally as 

Following this was the feature of the evening, 
an address by Mr. Henry Ishimura on the "Rec- 
ent Disasters in Japan." Mr. Ishimura, being a 
native of that country, was able to set forth the 
very image of the stricken country, and made 
more clear to the audience the definite relations 
of the two countries — America and Japan. 

Music charms the soul; at least, that is how 
we all agreed after the excellent violin num- 
bers given by Mr. Charles Runk as the fourth 
number on the program. After the final encore 
the Philo paper, "Living Thoughts," was read 
by the editor, Mr. Samuel Early; in it were con- 
tained many humorous remarks picked up from 
our daily conversations. 

In the regular business session of Philo, sev- 
eral new students were voted in as candidates 
for membership in the Society. The new stud- 
ents should be complimented for their interest 
shown in literary work, as evidenced by their at- 
attention to the various societies of the school. 
It was also decided that on the twelfth of Oc- 
tober Philo will open its doors in reception to 
all new male students. 

In the near future some very interesting scien- 
tific programs will be given. All watch the 
Bulletin boards and announcements so that you 
will notr miss any of these. 

Troutman — Why did thev kick Wenner out of 
the library? 

Grover — Oh, he's a medical student, and they 
caught him trying to remove the appendix from 
a book he was reading. 



Dana Dunnick, Editor William A. Grill, Associate f 

PENN STATE, 58; L. V. C, — SEPT. 29 

Lebanon Valley lost its first game of the 
season to Penn State, at State College, Pa. Al- 
though the score is one-sided it is by no means 
an indication that Lebanon Valley has a weak 
team to represent it on tne foocoail gridiron tms 
fall. Our team that started against State was 
practically a green one, having lost the ser- 
vices of seven men of last year s varsity squad, 
either by graduation or by not returning to 
school. But this was not our greatest handicap; 
it was lack of weignt that told most. Our men 
were outweighed thirty pounds per man; in 
spite of this the team put up a desperate fight 
and State was forced to the limit to score. 
Wilson, Palm and Johnson were the outstanding 
stars for State; it was their end runs and line 
plunges that played havoc with our team. 

For Lebanon Valley, Homan, Clarkin and Heil- 
man were the stars. It was our own diminu- 
tive quarterback, "Henny," who, by his sensa- 
tional tackles, saved us from a worse defeat. 
He was also our most consistent ground gainer, 
his one run of fifty yards through a broken field 
after receiving State's kick-off being the longest 
run of the game. The rest of the boys also 
did their best and they, too, are to be congratu- 
lated upon their fine showing. 


Penn State Lebanon Valley 

Frank left end • Heilman 

Schuster left tackle Whistler 

Michalski left guard Deans 

Gray center Frock 

Bedenk right guard Fox 

Provost right tackle Lauster 

Artell right end Clarkin 

Palm quarterback Homan 

Wilson left halfback Krause 

Johnson right halfback P. Wueschinski 
Light full back W. Wueschinski 

Score by periods: 

Penn State 13 17 7 21—58 

Lebanon Valley 0—0 

Touchdowns— Palm, 2; Wilson, 3 ;Gray, John- 
son, Shaner. Points after touchdown — Schuster, 
6 (place kicks); Carson, 1 (drop kick). Goal 
from field — Schuster (placement). Substitutions 
— Penn State: Anderson for Frank, Falkner for 
Artell, Patent for Palm, Buckley for Johnson, 
Wentz for Light," Mury for Gray, Helbig for Wil- 
son, Onyx for Provost, McCann for Schuster, 
Ellwood for Michalski, House for Bedenk; Leb- 
anon Valley: Wolfe for P. Wueschinski, Upde- 
grove for Deens, Herb for Fox, Nitrauer for 
Krause, Musser for Whistler, Star for Krause. 
Referee — Dallenbach, Illinois. Umpire Kirber- 
ger, W. & J. Head Linesman — Crooks, Pennsyl- 
vania. Time of periods — 15 minutes. 

Can you give my son a job? 
All right; what can he do? 
What can he do; If he could do anything, 
I'd hire him myself. 

HOLY CROSS, 55; L. V. C, 0— OCT. 6 

Lebanon Valley lost its second game of the 
season to Holy Cross University at Worcester, 
Massachusetts, on October 6. Outweighed by 
ten pounds per man Lebanon Valley was un- 
able to withscand Hoiy Cross' territtic onslaught. 
In spite of the large score, it was an exciting 
game, weight proving tne deciding factor of the 
game. Unable to gain any ground on technical 
skill, Holy Cross was compelled to resort to 
end runs and line plunges. 

The all-around work of Glennon and Riopel 
featured the Holy Cross attack. It was their 
consistent playing which broke up Lebanon Val- 
ley's morale. 

Homan and Captain Lauster starred for Leb- 
anon Valley. Both on the offensive and defen- 
sive these two men were the bulwark of the 
team. As a whole, Lebanon Valley put up a 
bang-up game, considering under what great 
odds they were playing. 


Holy Cross Lebanon Valley 

Butler left end Heilman 

Car ton left tackle Whistler 

Coleman left guard Lauster 

Smith center Frock 

Poscavage right guard Updegrove 

Sullivan right tackle Deens 

Mahoney right end Clarkin 

McMahon quarterback Homan 

Glennon left halfback Wueschinski 

Riopel right halfback Starr 

Crowley fullback Krause 
Score by periods: 

Holy Cross 13 14 21 7—55 

Lebanon Valley 

Touchdowns— McMahon, 2; Glennon, 3; Com- 
cowitch, Wallis, 2. Points by goals after touch- 
down— Riopel, Wise, 3. Substitutions — Holy 
Cross: Dohig for Butler, Walsh for Carton, Kane 
for Coleman, Lonegran for Smith, Conklin for 
Poscavage, Finn for Sullivan, Connolly for Finn, 
Healey for Mahoney, Brennan for Healey, Com- 
cowitch for McMahon, Wise for Glennon, Kit- 
redge for Riopel, Wallis for Crowley; Lebanon 
Valley: Fox for Deens, Wolf for Wueschinski. 
Referee — Murphy, Harvard. Umpire — White, 
Boston College. Linesman— Britt Tufts. Time 
— 12- and 10-minute periods. 


The Lebanon Valley Reserves lost their first 
game of the season to F. & M. Academy. Lack 
of team work was responsible for this defeat 
Unable to work together at critical moments, the 
Reserves lost the ball in their own territory, and 
the Academy boys crossed their goal line 'four 
times. In spite of this defeat, the Reserves 
have not lost heart and we expect to hear bet- 
ter things from them in the near future. 

In Biology 58 — May I leave my telescope here? 


Isabelle R. Smith, Editor 


Miriam L. Mengel, Associate 

Mr. Russel 0. Shadel, '22, is taking- graduate 
work at the University of Pittsburgh. He has 
an Asistantship in the Pnysics Department. He 
is living with Mr., Ray Wingerd, '19, who is a 
Senior in the Dental School of the University, 
at 11 Oakland Square, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Miss Lena May Hoerner, '10, has accepted a 
position in Fiske University, Nashville, Tenn. 
During the summer quarter sue served as acting 
Dean of Women. The remainder of the year 
she has the supervision of the Department of 
Household Arts and Domestic Science. 

Mr. Lester L. Spessard, '09, who has for the 
past several years been connected with the 
United States Department of Agriculture, has 
resigned his position and entered the Medical De- 
partment of George Washington University, 
Washington, D. C, to pursue a course in medi 

Mr. Harold Bender, '22, and Mr. William Wen- 
ner, '23, have accepted positions as assistants 
in Biology in Yale 'University and will also pur- 
sue graduate courses. 

Dr. N. C. Schlicter, '87, for past twelve years 
an International Secretary of the Y. M. C. A., 
has severed his connection with that work and 
is devoting his time to the preparation of his 
poems for publication and lecturing on indus- 
trial and literary topics. Dr. Schlicter was head 
of the English Department of Lebanon Valley 
College for a number of years. He is now living 
in Annville. 

Mr. Harry K. Bomberger, '10, is teaching at 
Caldwell, N. J. 

Mr. George Williams, '13, who has for the past 
two years been professor of Biological Chemis- 
try in Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, N. C, 
has been granted leave to pursue work for the 
degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Yale Univer- 

Miss Martha Gingrich, '23, is teaching in the 
High School at Enola, Pa. 

Miss Mary Heister, '23, is teaching French and 
English in the High School at Vineland N. J. 

Miss Anna Long, '23, is teaching English and 
Latin at Bordentown, N. J. 

Mr. Lloyd Miller, '23, is teaching at Irving- 
ton, N. J. 

Mr. Huber Stine, '20, is superintending princi- 
pal of the schools in Mercersburg Pa. 

Miss Lucile Shenk, '23, is teaching History in 
West Chester High School. Her address is 337 
Dean St., West Chester, Pa. 

Miss Elizabeth Smith, '23, is teaching English 
at Sinking Springs, Pa. 

Mr. Ross Swartz is Physical Director at Dick- 
inson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa. 

Mr. Willis E. McNelly, '16, is principal of the 

Mr. Allen U. Baer, '98, has moved to 1256 E. 
High School at El Dorado, Kansas. 
Madison St., Portland, Oregon. 

Rev. G. A. Richie, '13, has been changed from 
Allentown to Philadelphia 2d Church. His ad- 
dress is 5845 Catherine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mr. Cawley Stine, '20, has accepted a charge 
at the Baltimore Otterbein Church, which is the 
oldest church in the city, built in 1785. 

Rev. S. E. Rupp, '01, has resigned work at the 
Otterbein U. B. Uhurcn, Harrisburg, Pa., to take 
up evangelistic work. 

Prof raul S. Wagner, '17, professor of Mathe- 
matics, is taKing graduate work at Johns-Hop- 
kins University, Baltimore, Md. 

Mr. Rufus H. Snyder, '19, is instructor of Phys- 
ics at Onio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 

Mr. R. Rhodes Stabley, 22, is taking a gradu- 
ate course in journalism at Columbia University. 

Mr. Joseph Kessier, who was a member of 
the Class of '25, is taking work at the School of 
Business, Columbia University. 


Who says that girls can't play football? Why, 
in one of the most exciting games of the season, 
the Lebanon Valley football team, composed of 
girls and coached by Elsie Clark, defeated the 
Holy Cross team, also composed of girls. 

The L. V. team consisted of Eva Newcomer, 
Isabelle Smith and Mary Mae McDougall, while 
the opposing team consisted of Susan Zeigler, 
Kathryn Nissley and Claribel Nissley. The most 
enthusiastic cheering ever heard at a game was 
led by Madge Clem, while the position of wa- 
ter-boy was admirably filled by Betty Stauffer. 

"Inside Information" was given out by the 
wholesale by Sola Dusenberg, who really knows 
what she is talking about when it comes to foot- 
ball. A very-well-written article entitled "Yes, 
We Have was read by Betty Stauffer. 

She had seen all the games and success for each 
one — in her dreams. Martha Zeigler rendered a 
very beautiful piano solo. The feature of the 
evening, however, was the "Pop Kelchner Pep 
Talk," by Stella Hughes. "Pop" has nothing 
on Stella when it comes to a "Pep Line." Helen 
Mealey gave "Snatches From the Gridiron" in a 
way that was enjoyed by the whole Society. 
She was, perhaps, a little cruel with several jokes 
about Fat Lauster! 

But, on the whole, the football program was a 
success and King "Pep" reigned supreme thru- 
cut the evening. 


A regular session of the Clionian Literary So- 
ciety was held on Friday evening, September 28, 
in Clio Hall. Clio was proud to have so many 
of her old members present, and also to be able 
to entertain so many of the new girls. The 
program was a contrast to the highly humorous 
program of the preceding week. It was on cur- 
rent matters and showed great care in prep- 
aration. The interest and attention of an audi- 
ence are always the best judges of the true lit- 
erary value and presentation of a program. Judg- 
ing by this alone one would say the program 
was truly exceptional. 

Devotional Exercises Chaplain 

Quartette— Parmelia Rose, Mildred Kreider, Olga 
Smith, Marion Hess 

Book Review Cynthia Drummond 

Our Presidential Prospects Mabel Silver 

From Tokio to Yokohama Josephine Matolitis 

Original Compositions Helen McGraw 


I Exchange 

Ruth H. Oyer, Editor Lester M. Leach, Associate | 

The Exchange Department greets you with 
this proposal: "Would you like to have The 
Crucible made into a weekly newspaper?" At 
least Gettysburg College would like to see it done, 
for a letter was received several days ago ad- 
vising such a change. We have enough news 
items, so they say. to make it a snappy weekly, 
and the editor-in-chief of "The Gettysburgian" 
would gladly recommend the election of The 
Crucible to the Intercollegiate Newspaper Asso- 
ciation. We appreciate Gettysburg's interest 
and helpfulness very much. What do YOU 
think of the suggestion? 

Attention! The first exchange of Albright's 
Bulletin was received yesterday! Look it over; 
it's worth reading. A little newsy bi-weekly, 
much on the plan of the Gettysburgian. I 
hope we may continue to exchange papers and 
ideas. Those interested in football will want to 
read their football outlook. 

We see by "The Clarion Call" that the Dever- 
eux players were there August 6, presenting 
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in the after- 
noon and Bernard* Shaw's "Arms and the Man" 
in the evening. Lebanon Valley has a chance 
to have these wonderfully talented players come 
to Annville. Why not take it?. They expect 
to be in our vicinity in April, 1924, with a rep- 
ertoire as follows: "The Barber of Seville," by 
Beaumarchais, a delightful eighteenth century 
French Classic with songs and music interspersed 
throughout; "The Mummy's Ear Ring," conced- 
ed to be the greatest of Spanish dramas; and 
"Grandad," an original play in three acts and 
a prologue. These players are of first class rank 
and travel over the entire United States, play- 
ing principally before college audiences. It is 
an annual long-looked-for event at many col- 
leges. And I am sure once the Devereux play- 
ers have appeared in our chapel or on the cam- 
pus, a precedent would' be established which Leb- 
anon Valley would be loath to break. Let's talk 
it over; all those interested in drama will be 
sure to want the Devereux. These players pre- 
sented Ibsen's "Ghosts" several years ago, and 
they write that they would be glad to include 
it in their repertoire this year, if we so desire. 

The Tug of War at Ursinus is over — the vic- 
tor" going to the Sophomores. Rah for the 
Sophomores! Would we be a bit previous if 
we rooted for the Sophs of Lebanon Valley? We 
feel sure they'll win. What do you say, Sopho- 
mores? However, their tugs only lasted one 
minute. Imagine our fellows pulling fourteen! 

In oractically every paper which The Crucible 
has received this fall, we find an article on 
"Campus improvements." Why isn't there such 
an article in our ^aper? That's a foolish ques- 
tion, eh? 

"The Blue and Grey", of Hood, is delightfully 
newsy, but perhaps that is because it's a girl's 
school. We would like to call the attention of 
our delegates to Eaglesmere to read the letter 
in the Sept. 21 issue, concerning Hood's ten days 
at Eaglesmere. 


The Clionian Literary Society met in literary 
session Friday evening, October 5, at 7:30 o'clock. 
Many new girls and prospective Clionians were 
present. Among our guests were Mrs. G. D. 
Gossard and Mrs. Mary Green. We were de- 
lighted to have them with us and will welcome 
them to all our programs. 

The program for the evening was original 
and was enjoyed immensely by all present. 


Devotional Exercises Chaplain 

Song , Esther Shenk 

Short Story Lottie Snavely 

Sketch Edna Baker 

Poem Marion Hess 

Clio Song Society 

Originality Contest Dorothy Smith 

Lena Weisman 

Olive Branch Editor 

We are glad the girls, new and old, who do 
not as yet belong to a literary society, seem to 
be taking an active interest in deciding which 
of the two societies for girls they shall join. 
To those who have not decided, we would say, 
^ decide as soon as possible for one or the other 
and then put your whole self into the one you 
join; for the benefit which one derives from a 
literary society will be in proportion to the work 
and spirit one *juts into it. 

It is not only a part of the wisdom of happi- 
ness, but it is absolutely essential to the condi- 
tions of any true work in the world, to so live 
that one may not be too greatly affected by the 
attitude of other people. A man's life is, after 
all, primarily between God and himself. — Lil- 
lian Whiting. 

* * * 

The thoughts that come often unsought and, 
as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the 
most valuable we have, and therefore should be 
secured, because they seldom return again. — 

* * * 

The little worries that we meet each day 
May be as stumbling-blocks across our way, 
Or we may make them steoning-stones to be 
Of grace, O Lord, to Thee! 

— A. E. Hamilton. 

* * * 

A man's own good breeding is the best se- 
curity against other people's ill manners. — 

* * * 

The best teacher of duties that still lie near 
to us, is the practice of those we see and have 
at hand. — Carlyle. 

"The secret of a sweet and Christian life is 
learning to live by the day. It is the long 
stretches that tire us." 

I Humor 

| Lena A. Weisman, Editor Ellen S. Keller, Associate 

Lovers' iSlump, Pa. 
bept. z, LtiZd. 

Deer friend, 

bince you never rite me maby you wont like 
me to rite to you so mucn. r>ut i t>eu 1 mice rite 
so you aim Surprizeu are yuu, weii axter my 
last snement pug una 1 came OaCK to wuere tae 
coiege is. some.seu it vvas auvii and some sed 
it was an win so 1 uont no \vincii it wus Out it 
dont mater tney nau tilings so mixed up. 1 saw 
a man tnat nung arounu tne coeige tne nrst 
time 1 was tnere an ne sed 1 must xeave or pay 
iur tne gras my. iete smasned, 1 uont Know wno 
ne wus out ne seamed to want money maDy 
you no wno he is. &ui 1 toid pug mat if tney 
were that ticuiar abut mon<iy at coiege we nad 
beter git a joD an earn some money so_we could 
come oacK to real scnul. 

We leit and waiiteu and walked and walked 
then we come to a place wnere it sed on a 
board Stop at tne Koyai Hotel an tnat suited me 
but on the next boaru it sed Stop at tne Central 
Hotel tnen we diunt no wnere to stop. Tney 
ought to be careiui not git strangers sp. mixed 
up and just to ~it even witn tnem we didn't 
go to eitner but slept in a barn in the morning 
we went for a job, i saw a man sitm on a poarcn 
and 1 asked him if he wus tired and he sed no 
he was retired, then ne splaned that ment that 
he dident nave to work no more, he was so nice 
i asked him about a job he said maby the garage 
would want me. we went up and tney were ail 
cited like when ther is tire they run them ma- 
chines out tnen in agin then thro water all 
over them and put wet rags on them i felt one 
and it wasn't a bit hot. when i found the boss 
he asked if i could retire machines an if i could 
he would hire me i told him i could for i figured 
if retired means not to work no more i could 
do it and he showed me some to begin on. he 
went to do~something an since no body showed 
to me how i sidered the best way to retire 
them for sum was to cut all the ruber of of the 
wheals and to puch holes through the gas box 
on behind then puncture the radiator and that 
wood keep them from working, well i had re- 
tired about five when he the bos man come back 
an now a man with big shiny butons retired 
me and put me in a big cage again so no body 
could bother me. it wus nice of him but it is 
a little tiresome to be retired, if something 
hapens i mite rite agin some time, if you hear 
anvthing let me no. 

Your good friend, 


Dora Billet was quite annoyed by the con- 
tinued mischievousness of one of her boys in 
school. At last she exclaimed, in exasperation: 

"I wish I could be your mother for one week." 

"All right. I'll speak to Pop about it," he 
replied, cooly. 

Ruth Hoy (proctor) — I take my girls out walk- 
ing on Sunday myself so I don't need to bawl 
them out. 

Mrs. B. — John, I think there's a man under the 

Mr. B. — Well, you talk to him and let me 


* * * 

Fat Lauster was gazing at the things marked 
at sale prices in a haberdasher's window. 
Wolfe — Thinking of buying anything? 
Lauster — >No. The only thing that fits me 

ready-made is a handkerchief. 

* * * 

Smith — -I get- Honolulu, Peru, Moscow and 
Dresden on my wireless set. 

^ Stabley — Do you keep the windows open or 


Smith — Closed. 

Stabley — Well, I keep my windows open and 
I get Chili. 

* * * 

Three bald-headed men eating at Pennway — 
Ma'am, our beans are cold. 

Mrs. Kreider — Well, why don't you put your 
hats on ? 

* * * 

Stella Hughes — Oh, I just thought of some- 
thing this morning. 

* * * 

Prof. Butterwick, calling the roll — Luke L. 


Light looked askance. 

Butterwick — Isn't that your name? 

Light — My name's Lloyd. 

Prof.— What's the "L" stand for? 

Light — My first name's Luke. 

•* * # 

A word to the wise is sufficient — to get a fool 
into trouble. 

* * * 

Mrs. Reilly — What makes the sardines so 

Grocer — They're imported. 

Mrs. Reilly — Oi'll take the domestic ones — 
them as had the brains to swim across to this 

* * * 

Fresh Girl — Dear me, I thought we were fresh 
and green, but, believe me, the Sophs can beat 
us. Imagine tearing up Freshman girls' rooms 
without permission from the dean. Oh, my! 

* * * • 

Martha — Do you know anyone who has a gui- 
tar around here? 

Filo — No, but m" aunt has asthma. 

Is this flynaper any good? 

Well, the flies always seem to be stuck on it. 

* * * 

Marion Hess — Say, I never did know what one is 
supposed to do after the dean rings the bell 
at meals. What do you do? 

Yvonne Green — Wait for the bell to ring again, 

of course. 

* * * 

Martha — Elsie, you're not right! 
Elsie — No, I'm part left. 
Ruth — No, indeed; I'm the one that is left. 
Madie — Yes, since Paul Wagner is gone, Ruth 
certainly is left. 


Gruver was dining at a farmhouse one Sun- 
day, and wnen his plate of roast cnicken was 
passed to him he remarked: "Well, here's 
where that chicken enters the ministry." 

"Hope it does better there than it did in lay 
work," answered the grouchy farmer. 

* * * 

"That's funny," mused the humorist, as he and 
a companion gazed at the mummy of Old King 

"What's funny?" 

"He'd still be alive if his last illness hadn't 

been fatal — and yet he looks permanently cured. 

* * * 

Esther (In Biology lab.)— This fish smells. 
. Mabel — Impossible! It's dead. 

* * * 

It's all right to knock at the door, but quit 
when you get in. 

Girl from Maine — What's a pretzel? 
Madge — A doughnut gone crazy. 

* * * 

Jennie — I don't believe dad understands Eng- 

xMartha— Why ? 

Jennie — He hasn't answered two of my letters 
and now I'll have to write another. 

Martha — Maybe he can read English but can't 
write checks. 

r * * 

Madie — I read eighteen books this summer. 
Eva — I didn't read any books, but I learned a 

* * * 

"Jo" — I saw the cutest squirrel yesterday, but 
it did such a funny thing. It stood and watched 
me for almost a minute. Wonder why? 

"Pete" — Realized you're a nut, of course. 

* * * 

The Philosopher — My philosophy embraces all 

The Poet— In my philosophy I embrace all 

ft & £ 

Muss — What kinduva cigar are you smoking, 
anyway ? 

Al — A real good cigar. 

Muss — One of those kind you get a good reel 
from after smoking, you mean. 

Child (defiantly) — I won't wash my face. 
Dear Old Auntie — Naughty! Naughty! When 
I was a little girl I always washed my face. 
Yes, and now look at it! 

Why do you speak of your husband as a 

Because he so seldom works. 

* * * 

Did she want her hair hennaed? 
Yes, that was her dyeing request. 

* * * 

Marie was showing off her new evening dress. 
"Don't you think it becoming?" 
"It may be coming, but some of it seems late 
in arriving," he said. 

* * * 

Mother — Don't you know King Solomon said, 
"Spare the rod and snoil the child"? 

Bobbie — Yes, but he didn't say it 'till he was 
growed up. 

* * * 

Opportunity kicks but once, but that one knock 
is often a knockout. 


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